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

I am an Assistant Professor at Midwestern University (Glendale, AZ, USA) in the Biomedical Sciences Program. My lab investigates the impact of nutrition on diseases of aging using preclinical models.

What are you excited about in science communication?

I really enjoy talking about science to lay persons. My husband is a computer programmer and has made me realize how important it is for scientists to share what we do in the lab others that are not involved in research.

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

As an early career researcher I am interested in getting involved with preprints. I am currently a bioRxiv affiliate and really enjoy it. I want to increase awareness about preprints as well as the benefits.

Ask me about…

I love to bake and I also eat gluten free. If you have ever eaten a gluten free baked good, it can be very dry. Over the years, I have refined 2 recipes for delicious gluten free chocolate chip and shortbread cookies. If I was not a Neuroscientist, I would love to work in bakery.

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