Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of South Carolina
Dissertation Project: Tissue factor-dependent modulation of thrombosis
I entered the MD/PhD program in 2009 and UNC’s Department of Pathology in 2011. Prior to entering the MD/PhD program at the University of North Carolina, I completed biomedical research projects in a wide variety of biomedical research areas, including projects in cancer biology. These projects were done at the University of South Carolina, the Medical University of South Carolina, and at the University of Pennsylvania.
My long term career goals are to pursue a position in academic research as a physician scientist in the clinical areas of pathology with a research focus on oncology. I will seek to identify new methods for subtyping cancers which will allow for the improved individualization of cancer chemotherapy. Following the completion of the MD/PhD program I plan to achieve this goal through the completion of a residency in Pathology followed by a return to academic medicine in the area of the molecular mechanisms of cancer with a focus on molecular diagnostics.