Year: 5 PhD
Academic background: Graduated from Mississippi State University in 2014 with a BS in Biological Engineering.
Research and personal statement: While attending Mississippi State University, I had the opportunity to collaborate on research projects analyzing the biomechanics of the mitral valve of the heart. That, coupled with an interest in improving the cardiovascular health and obesity rates within this state, led me to the UMMC Physiology and Biophysics program. I look forward to researching conditions involving ways to identify the underlying causes of diseases and develop more efficient treatments and solutions to prevent them.