I was born and raised in South Carolina, where I attended Clemson University for my undergraduate degree. I am interested in all aspects of the drug development process, from molecule discovery to clinical application. When I am not in the lab, I like to play guitar, cook, and watch the Clemson Tigers play any and all sports.
B.S., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University (2014)
My research focuses on the liver toxicity of small molecule drugs. In collaboration with Taconic Biosciences, we are working on improving the understanding of the relationship between in vitro toxicity screens, specifically a high-throughput 3D system, and in vivo toxicity models. We hope to strengthen this understanding such that in vitro screens are more predictive of human toxicity, thereby making the preclinical drug development process more efficient, and lessening the entrance of harmful compounds into clinical tests.