What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your research

I’m a postdoc in Alex Dunn’s lab at Stanford University. I am interested in understanding the molecular and physical rules that cells use to build tissues and the higher order tissue structures that make up our organs.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I believe that science is for everyone and that everyone can be scientist and so I’m excited by the access that pre-prints provide between the academic science community and the greater public. I think making the results of cutting-edge research presented in preprints accessible to the greater public can help strengthen interest and confidence in scientific processes.

Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellow program?

I chose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellow program because I wanted to learn more about the landscape of preprints and how they are changing the publication landscape. I also have benefitted from preprints (my own work and seeing others) and wanted to give back to this community that had helped me.

Ask me about…

I am fascinated by epithelial biology and tissue morphogenesis. Outside of the lab, I can be found playing ultimate frisbee (in non-pandemic times). 

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