I am a 5th year MD-PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Duke University School of Medicine. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD work under Dr. Ru-Rong Ji in the Pain Signaling and Sensory Plasticity Laboratory.

I received a BS in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University in 2009. I then came to Duke Med to begin my medical education in 2010. In Fall 2012, I began my graduate studies through the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer biology

I am broadly interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of nociception, with an emphasis on chronic pain. As an aspiring physician-scientist, I aim to direct my research efforts towards questions of high clinical relevance.