Sixth Year PhD Student, 2015 - 2016
Year Matriculated: 2010
Education: BS (Biochemistry) Campbell University, 2010
Advisor: Richard Loeser, MD; Director of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology - UNC-Chapel Hill
Research Interests: Redox signaling events in chondrocytes related to the development of osteoarthritis
MMTS Travel Award to attend Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress, Paris France, April 2014.
NIH/NRSA National Institute on Aging F31 Fellowship Award, Sep 2013, “The Role of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor in Osteoarthritis”.
Fall 2012 MMTS Travel Award to attend Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, January 2013.
Abstract entitled “Deletion of Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Reduces Severity of Osteoarthritis in Mice” accepted for poster presentation at the Osteoarthritis Research Society International World Congress in Paris, France, April 2014.
MMTS Executive Committee student respresentative, 2011-2013