My goal is to apply an ever-improving understanding of how human biology works to building technologies for treating disease and improving quality of life. I believe the application of quantitative computational methods is essential to formalize our understanding of biology and to develop tools for rational engineering.
In my doctoral research at the UCSF Cell Design Institute, I am elucidating the programming language of human immune cells and applying that knowledge to synthetically equip them with powerful therapeutic functions. My Ph.D. is funded by the Department of Defense NDSEG fellowship.
Previously I have conducted scientific research in experimental biophysics at Berkeley, protein engineering at HHMI Janelia, and machine learning + precision medicine at Case Western and Penn. In addition, I have co-founded two technology companies: Skolay and H2 Micro.
I was born and raised in Maine, and enjoy playing the violin, rock climbing, and drinking coffee. I graduated in 2019 from Berkeley, and now live in San Francisco.