- 2nd year graduate student in the Biological Engineering Department working with David Schauer and Douglas Lauffenburger
- B. Sc. in Industrial Biotechnology from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez
Experimental studies of intracellular signaling, gene expression and cell survival decisions of epithelial cells upon bacterial infection, with emphasis on quantitative, time dependent data. Research focused on bacterial pathogens that infect the GI track and utilize secretion systems to deliver molecules, that affect cell behavior, such as Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella typhimurium, Campylobacter jejuni, EPEC and EHEC. Develop a data-driven predictive mathematical model to describe cell behavior in response to bacterial infection.