I am currently a 3rd year Biochemistry and Molecular Biology PhD student at UC Riverside under the tutelage of Dr. Bahman Anvari. My dissertation research revolves around erythrocyte-derived nanoparticles for near-infrared fluorescent imaging of cancer biomarkers which alternatively may be utilized for phototherapy. I also completed my undergraduate studies and M.S. in Biochemistry at UC Riverside.
In 2015, I became a member of ASLMS and won the ASLMS Student Research Grant for 2015-2016. The following year, I received a travel grant to attend ASLMS Boston 2016 and present my research, where I also became the Early Career Scientist Representative. I am excited to serve on the ASLMS Board of Directors to help bring together current and upcoming professionals in the field.
Aside from being a full-time graduate student researcher, I enjoy binge-watching Netflix, weightlifting, baking and crocheting.