Advisor: Dr. Tim Eubank
I am from Belle Center, OH and earned my Bachelor's degree in biology from The University of Findlay in May 2016. Our lab's research focuses on the role of myeloid cells/mononuclear phagocytes in the hypoxic tumor microenvironment. I am particularly interested in a unique subset of tumor macrophages that express endothelial cell receptor TIE-2 and their role in tumor angiogenesis in the breast tumor microenvironment. Our overarching goal is to elucidate the causal role of TIE-2-expressing macrophages (TEMs) in breast tumor angiogenesis, growth, and metastases. My career goals are to bridge the gap between basic science research and clinical application, improve academic science, and enhance communication among scientists and physicians to improve health outcomes.