Research/Areas of Interest:

I am studying the role that mutations in CRYAB, a crystallin, have on the development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I am specifically studying the role of the R123W mutation but are also looking at the D109G and R120G mutations that have been previously noted in cardiovascular pathology. The goal is to uncover the underlying mechanisms of the mutation and identify possible targets for interventions.


BS, Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, ,MD
MD Student, Tufts University School of Medicine