Ph.D., Mathematics, 2010-2015
University of California, Irvine
Dissertation title: Mathematical modeling of tumor-microenvironment dynamics
Advisor: Dr. John Lowengrub

MS, Mathematics, 2010-2013
University of California, Irvine

MS, Physiological Sciences, 2007-2010
University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis title: Computational determination of SNP-induced splicing deregulation in the human genome
Advisor: Dr. Grace Xiao

BSc (Honours), Biology, 2001-2005
McGill University; Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Grants and Awards

Grants and Fellowships

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Postdoctoral Fellow (F32), 2017-2019
National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Predoctoral Training Grant Fellow, 2012-2014
National Institute of Human Health and Child Development (NIHCD)

Center for Complex Biological Systems Opportunity Grant, 2013
Quantification and modeling of in vitro assays of tissue growth and chemical diffusion.
(Co-recipient, Dr. Dong-Ku Kang, UC Irvine)

Predoctoral Training Grant Fellow, 2010-2012
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

UCLA University Fellowship, 2009-2010


NSF-funded Early Career Travel Award, 2016
SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, Boston, MA

Landahl Travel Award, 2015
SMB Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA

Best Poster Award, 2014
SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, Charlotte, NC


Teaching and Outreach


Research Mentor for NSF-funded REU: Modeling and Simulation in Systems Biology at CQM (06/2016 – 09/2018).

Graduate Assistant/Mentor for Interdisciplinary Computational and Applied Math Program (iCAMP) at UCI (06/2012- 06/2015).

Graduate Assistant for the National Short Course in Systems Biology: Morphogenesis and Spatial Dynamics, hosted by CCBS at UCI (01/2015).


Teaching Assistant at UCI – Calculus AB; Numerical Analysis.

Teaching Assistant at UCLA – LS2: Cells, Tissues, and Organs; Comparative Animal Physiology; Molecular Systems Biology.