Undergraduate University: Hope College (B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, minor in Neuroscience). Currently enrolled at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in the M.D.-Ph.D. dual-degree program with VAIGS.
Thesis: A mechanistic approach to optimize mithramycin administration for the treatment of Ewing sarcoma
Experience: Six years of undergraduate-level research at Hope College on animal models of psychiatric disorders, specifically schizophrenia and major depressive disorder as well as one summer at the University of Michigan studying the disregulation of microRNAs in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Hometown: Holland, MI
Hobbies: Broadly interested in translational medicine spanning neuroscience, epigenetics, oncology, embryology and even aerospace medicine.