June 2014 – Present
I received my B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at Rhodes College in 2012. During my undergraduate training, I had the opportunity to pursue a variety of research opportunities. For example, I studied microRNA expression in rheumatoid arthritis, the use of mass spectrometry to optimize influenza vaccinations, and the role of the nucleolinus in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
I am currently pursuing a joint MD/PhD degree in the Emory University School of Medicine’s Medical Scientist Training Program. My graduate studies are within the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics program. In June 2014, I joined the McBride laboratory, where my research focuses on mechanisms of resistance to antimicrobial peptides in Clostridium difficile.