My research interests expand numerous branches of biology including cancer biology, cell biology, developmental biology, immunology and molecular biology. In the Cabernard lab, I focus on understanding the role of physical asymmetry in fly neural stem cells with the goal to bridge the gap between misregulation of stem cell division and the long-term consequences on organismal development.
I earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Northern Arizona University & a master’s degree in biology from California State University Long Beach. While obtaining my master's degree I conducted a 10 month California Institute of Regenerative Medicine internship. After which I worked for 6 years in both academia and industry. During my time in industry, I realized I wanted to pursue a doctorate to expand my scientific knowledge.