I graduated from Baylor University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. From there I attended Baylor College of Medicine and earned a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2012 with a focus on International Health. I completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Mississippi (Internal Medicine board 2015) and started an Infectious Disease fellowship at the University of California, San Diego in 2015. Through my fellowship, I started working for Dr Sujan Shresta at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology in August 2016.
My research focus is translational work with Flaviviruses, particularly Zika and Dengue, both in describing outbreaks and understanding the host immune response to these diseases. As a Fulbright Specialist, I have developed a collaboration with the Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal where we are focused on capacity building as they work to describe the evolving Dengue virus outbreak, which is newly endemic to the country.
No financial relationships have been disclosed.