2015 – Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana State University, Bloomington
Research Advisor: Dr. Adam Zlotnick
Research Project: HBV capsid chemical modification to HAP binding pocket.
2014 – AHA Predoctoral Fellow, Montana State University, Bozeman
Research Advisor: Dr. Blake Wiedenheft
Research Project: Exploring P22 virus-like nanoparticles as a delivery vehicle for biomedical applications.
2014 – PhD, Montana State University, Bozeman
Research Advisor: Dr. Trevor Douglas
Dissertation Title: Designing virus-like nanoparticles as T1-enhanced MRI contrast agents.
2008 – BS, Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley
Research Advisor: Dr. Ashok Gadgil
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Research Project: Developed arsenic removal techniques from well-water in rural Bangladesh.
2014 – College of Letters and Science Student Research Travel Grant ($500)
2014 – American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship ($25,000)
2012 – MSU Kopriva Fellowship, awarded to 1-2 graduate students yearly for research in biomedical field ($5,000)
2011 – MSU Chemistry Graduate Travel Grant ($500)
Chemical modification of HAP binding site of HBV capsid
September 2013 – Kopriva Seminar Series, Montana State University, Bozeman.
Poster Title: Investigating protein cage architectures as enhanced MRI contrast agents towards detection of atherosclerosis.
April 2011 – Montana Academy of Sciences and American Chemical Society Meeting, Butte MT.
Poster Title: MRI contrast agents using protein cage nanoparticle platforms.