PhD in Cellular and Molecular Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University
B.S. in Biological Science, George Washington University
My current research focuses on how the composition, structure, and movement of the cell membrane affect the biology of human mesenchymal stem cells. I am studying the role that cholesterol, cholesterol-rich caveolae lipid rafts, and the caveolae protein Caveolin-1 play in governing stem cell phenotype and behaviors such as growth, differentiation, migration, and mechanosensing.