After graduating from Canisius College, I worked in industry for five years. My most recent position was as a Research & Development scientist at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in Rochester, NY, where I spent three years as part of a team developing diagnostic assays. I obtained my M.S. in chemistry part-time and conducted research on imaging agents under Dr. Hans Schmitthenner. I started my graduate research at Georgia Tech in the Kubanek Laboratory in the fall of 2015.
I am interested in studying natural products derived from marine organisms that have potential pharmacological activity.