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  1. M.D. Yale School of Medicine
  2. Ph.D. Mayo Clinic

I am a medical student conducting research on novel therapies in glioblastoma. I work on developing therapies specifically targeting glioblastoma stem cells, which are likely responsible for tumor initiation and recurrence. I am currently working on identifying genes critical for the function of these cancer stem cells, that are amenable to silencing by siRNA-mediated therapy. I am also interested in the delivery of siRNA and small molecules to glioblastoma stem cells through nanoparticle delivery systems.

Research Interests

Drug Delivery
Gene Therapy
Tissue Engineering


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Vascular Biology & Therapeutics Program | Yale School of Medicine
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