I am working with Prof Beth Pruitt's microsystems lab to study the biophysical underpinnings of cell-cell & cell-substrate interactions. I aim to use using microscale fabrication techniques & spatial cell patterning of hydrogel surfaces via extracellular matrix protein deposition to control cellular structure. I'm interested in multiple cell types including epithelia & cardiomyocytes.
I'm currently forming directions for my thesis project, so let me know if you have suggestions or interesting literature!
I received my undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley, specializing in microfluidics research for life science and clinical medicine. Generally, I am excited about applications of lab-on-a-chip technology in analytical chemistry, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine (tissue & stem cell engineering).