Currently, I am a second year medical student at Stony Brook University’s School of Medicine. I graduated from Stony Brook University in 2016 with a B.E in Biomedical Engineering. My undergraduate research involved the analysis of venous thromboembolic disease to understand the mechanistic basis of thrombus formation and maturation.
This past summer, I had the opportunity of getting involved with the OxAAA study. My research focused on identifying genetic markers of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) development, which is associated with significant morbidity and mortality worldwide. In particular, I am interested in characterizing the inflammation associated with aneurysmal disease in order to more effectively monitor aneurysm growth and to identify targets for therapeutic intervention. This work was supported through the International Research Fellowship awarded by Stony Brook University's Global Medical Education.