I received my B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Binghamton
University, where I worked on the neural basis of chewing inhibition
in caterpillars. I joined Tufts University in 2016 and am currently
pursuing my PhD in Biology under the guidance of Dr. Barry Trimmer.
I am interested in the development and remodeling of Manduca
flight muscles during pupation. It is our hope that by elucidating
the mechanisms by which strong, functional muscles form and find
attachment sites, we will be able to recapitulate their development
in vitro for use as bioactuators in soft biohybrid machines.
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