Research/Areas of Interest: The cochlea is an incredibly complex, but well-designed organ. Precise patterning across its width is linked to neural connections going to or from the brain. These different neurons serve, respectively, to convey sound to the brain, or to dampen the signal in the presence of very loud sounds. We are interested in how patterning is determined under the context of multiple signaling pathways.


  • PhD, Purdue University, United States, 2009
  • BA, Rutgers University, United States, 2004