I work in OSU Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Microbial Infection & Immunity, in the lab of Prof. Daniel J. Wozniak. I work directly under Dr. Katarzyna Danis-Wlodarczyk, and my research focuses on bacteriophage therapy as treatment for Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms, especially in cystic fibrosis patients.
I am Program Director of Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s Mechanisms of Human Health and Disease, an intensive college-level summer program for high school students. In this role, I have designed and implemented a curriculum to encourage exposure to science (outside of just medicine) as well as interdisciplinary and life skills.
In addition, I really enjoy service. I volunteer at free clinics in Appalachia with Ohio State’s Remote Area Medical chapter, helping provide free medical, dental, vision, and veterinary services to underserved communities. I also am on the E-board of Ohio State’s Habitat for Humanity chapter, through which I help build houses and provide services to assist families living in poverty.
I plan to pursue medical school and research, with an interest in infectious disease.