My research has focused on understanding the roles of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Interacting Protein (AIP) in physiological development and resistance to toxicants. The AIP is thought to not only influence the conformational shape change of the Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR), further affecting what ligands can bind to it, but is also thought to play a role in various developmental processes such as cardiac and pituitary development. Investigating these processes furthers our understanding of the AHR complex and associated AIP-linked diseases.
I love being able to ask and potentially answer important questions that have never been asked before. I also enjoy the team of amazing people I get to work with everyday that further my knowledge!
I want to help establish an understanding as to how specific protein complexes (such as the AHR complex) work to respond to toxicants, and how associated proteins may play other roles in physiological development.
I was always a very curious kid growing up and had a natural affinity towards science. Initially I thought I wanted to be a physician but came to love research during undergrad. The idea of having a tough question and breaking it down into individual parts and slowly answering it became addicting.
As of now, I am thinking industry, such as biotech or pharma.
I love to ski, boulder, and hike in my free time!