As an engineer and biomedical scientist, my research applies physical concepts to understand brain growth and degeneration. Recently, we developed novel, physics-based approach to measure brain growth from longitudinally-collected magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, first used to analyze cortical growth in preterm infants. Current work applies this technology to measure cortical changes in utero, during early pediatric development, and during neurodegeneration. 
I also use advanced finite element modeling to link cellular changes to macroscopic brain morphology changes. Current NIH-funded work seeks to understand the mechanobiology of brain folding. Future work aspires to translate insights gained from imaging and modeling studies into useful clinical diagnostics and interventions.

Clinical Interests:
Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Alzheimer's Disease, Quality Improvement, Integrative Medicine


Past Affiliations

Visiting Assistant Research Professor, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine

PhD Student, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Washington University in St. Louis (past)

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, Biomedical Engineering, 2017
MENG, Washington University in St. Louis, Mechanical Engineering, 2015
BS, Purdue University, Biomedical Engineering, 2012