About me

I am a postdoctoral fellow in computational biology in the department of Developmental Biology and Stem Cells at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire mentored by Nacho Molina. For my postdoctoral research I have been developing biophysical models of the dynamics of mRNA biogenesis during the cell cycle.

Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Systems Biology and the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School mentored by Peter Sorger. I was analyzing multi-omics datasets such as genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, to understand the pharmacologic response of cancer cells to therapeutic compounds. I was also developing computational methods and machine learning methodologies pertinent to bioinformatics datasets.

I earned my doctoral degree from the University of Kansas where I was jointly supervised by Eric Deeds and Jack Shi. For my dissertation research I applied non-linear dynamics and rule-based modeling to formulate a mathematical description of the assembly of the type III secretion system, a complex structure that allows pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella to invade and infect host cells.