My research interests are broad with an overarching emphasis on immunology. Coming from a computational background with specialization in Biochemistry, my research focus prior to Upstate have ranged from jet propagation in the quark gluon plasma, to biofilm formation, to stem cell differentiation, transplantation and hematopoietic development.
My current research focuses on how the endocytic control, by Rab4a, over immunological development and metabolism relates to manifestations of autoimmune diseases such as in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Rab4a is part of the family of Rab GTPases that plays a role in endosome formation, maturation and trafficking. The mechanism by which Rab4a dysregulation impact normal physiology and disease is not yet well understood.
In my spare time, I like to play sports (tennis, swim, run, bike, snowboard, ski, hike), cook, eat, and most of all explore the unknown. I’ll try anything at least once. “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”