University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine – MD/PhD Student; University of California, Irvine – BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and BA in Political Science


I am currently a third-year M.D./Ph.D. student in the lab of Dr. Steven Mittelman at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Before attending the University of Southern California, I graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.S. in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and a B.A. in Political Science. As a member of the Mittelman Lab, I explore the role of adipose tissue in pediatric leukemia pathogenesis. Joining the SC CTSI program will allow me the opportunity to bring my project to the clinical setting and prepare me for a future career in pediatrics and translational research.

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