BISC 499 Undergraduate student researcher (2021)
I am an undergraduate student majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with an interest in immunology, virology, and vaccine development. My research in the Pantophlet Lab is focused on SARS-related coronaviruses and evaluating the efficacy and durability of neutralizing antibodies elicited through vaccines. Prior to joining this lab, I contributed to research on cross-reactivity of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies with other coronaviruses. I hope my research contributions will aid the development of next-generation vaccines against prospective COVID-19 variants and I hope to learn more about how this research might be applied more broadly to addressing other infectious pathogens.
My other academic interests include studying the brain, psychopharmacology, and neuroscience. Outside of school, I enjoy playing piano, swimming, skiing, and spending time with my friends.