Research Assistant, University of Washington Department of Global Health

Q: Please tell us about yourself. Where did you live before Seattle and what were you doing?

A: I grew up in Los Angeles, California and studied Microbiology at the University of California – Davis. Following graduation, I worked as a research technician at University of California - Los Angeles. During my time as an undergrad and research technician, I worked in two Toxoplasma labs, examining host pathogen-interactions and parasite components important for establishing successful Toxoplasma gondii infection.

Q: What are your recent research interests? What research are you doing as a Research Assistant (RA)?

A: My research experiences and my interest in infectious diseases led me to the Pathobiology PhD program at University of Washington. As an RA, I am currently rotating in the Coler Lab, studying the development of vaccines for tuberculosis.