BA in Quantitative and Systems Biology, UC Merced
PhD in Physiology, UC Merced
I completed both my undergraduate and graduate work at UC Merced, where I investigated how inappropriate activation of the renin-angiotensin system that controls blood pressure impacts pancreatic dysfunction and insulin resistance. After finishing my PhD studies, I joined the Ingraham’s lab and am now working on how kisspeptin (Kiss1) expressing neurons in the arcuate nucleus regulate energy homeostasis. I also have been awarded a 3 year NIGMS IRACDA Scholar fellowship.