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I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering working under Dr. Robert Siston in the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory.

Research Interests
The inspiration of my dissertation work stems from two critical questions in biomechanics:

  1. Why Do We Move the Way We Do?
  2. How Does the Way We Move Change with Age?

My current work uses experimental data in combination with dynamic simulations to identify differences in lower extremity muscle function and motor control during gait in young and older adults. I am also exploring the determinants of lower extremity muscle function during locomotion. Furthermore, I am interested in the implications of synergistic muscle control on prevention and rehabilitation techniques for musculoskeletal disorders.

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2012
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2015

Honors & Awards
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med-into-Grad Scholar 2013
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow 2012
Ohio State University Graduate Fellow 2012
Ohio State University Medalist Scholarship 2008
Ohio Board of Regents’ Ohio Academic Scholarship 2008