Biochemistry & Biophysics
I was accepted into the Accelerated B.S./Ph.D Program in the Fall of 2011. After doing rotations in the labs of Dr. Pankaj Karande and Dr. Linda McGown, I chose to do research in the lab of Dr. Wilfredo Colón. I am currently developing a method to isolate kinetically stable proteins in human blood plasma using proteinase K. By incubating the blood plasma with this protease, I am able to selectively degrade the overly abundant proteins such as albumin and IgG. In the future, this technique will be used to examine kinetically stable proteins in the blood plasma of different demographics of people such as old versus young, and diseased versus healthy.
Since completing my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Biophysics in Fall 2013, I have transitioned into graduate school here at RPI and have switched my focus solely to Chemistry. I have served as a Teaching Assistant, and enjoyed being able to interact with younger students and guide them through the basics of chemistry.
Outside of the lab, I am an active on campus in Phalanx Honor Society and as an alumna of Alpha Gamma Delta. Previously, I have served as a member of the Greek Judicial Board and as a mentor in the Women's Mentor Program. I was a founding officer of weR: The Spirit of Rensselaer Society, and was inducted into the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. In my spare time, I enjoy relaxing in the sun and visiting my family in New Hampshire.