I have been a biomedical researcher for over 13 years and began working at Cincinnati Children’s in 2014. My research aims to identify the underlying biological mechanisms that govern skeletal muscle growth and muscle disorders in children. Ultimately, I strive to make a difference by optimizing muscle health and development in children with muscle weaknesses.
I work with Dr. Roger Cornwall, MD, to study neuromuscular contractures in children with brachial plexus birth injuries. We are examining the biological basis of contractures and exploring nonsurgical interventions to prevent them. Our works have been published in many well-respected journals, including JCI Insight, FASEB Journal and FEBS Letters.
I also have a strong commitment to mentoring undergraduate, graduate and medical students in biomedical research. Their works and contributions have garnered individual awards and led to journal publications. My former trainees have successfully transitioned to industry positions and have also been accepted into medical school programs.