Education & Training
PhD Candidate, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) Allied Program, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York (lab of Kat Hadjantonakis)
BSc degree in Biology, University of Texas at Austin
Undergraduate research on Drosophila development conducted in lab of David Stein
My research interests focus on the question of cell lineage development in the mammalian blastocyst stage embryo. I am exploiting mouse embryos and embryo-derived stem cells as tools to address this question. Specifically, my work focuses on the roles of FGF signaling and Sox transcription factors in the specification and maintenance of the primitive endoderm cell lineage.