I'm a cell and developmental biologist with a love for communicating science, engaging in outreach, and exploring the intersection between art and science.

Originally from New Jersey, USA, I now live and work in Japan. In my postdoctoral position at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research, I study how interactions between intercellular adhesions and the actin cytoskeleton are regulated to control the extent of dorsal fold invagination in the early Drosophila embryo.

I completed my PhD in the Cell Biology department at Yale University, where I examined how crosstalk between the cell nucleus, the cytoskeleton, and cellular adhesions influences global cell and tissue behaviors.

I'm also an artist with a passion for science illustration. Learn more.