I graduated from the MD-PhD program at Duke and completed my Internal Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. I recently completed my Medical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and joined the faculty as an Assistant Attending Physician and Melanoma and Early Drug Development Services. My research focus is tumor microenvironment, angiogenesis, and drug delivery. My particular area of interest is on the effects of exercise on tumor microenvironment, including vascular structure, tumor-stroma interactions, tumor immunology, and metabolism. My ultimate goal is to apply these principles both in mouse models and clinical trials in order to understand the mechanisms by which exercise can modify the tumor microenvironment, and also to work with patients who may benefit from these advances.
I became of an Associate Member of the AACR in 2013. I presented at the AACR Annual Meeting, and I was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to meet other likeminded scientists through the Associate Member Council, people who were willing to provide advice, guidance, and support. I joined the Council in 2016 and was honored to serve as the Chair in the 2018-2019 year. My primary goal is to strengthen the connection members feel to the AACR and enable early-career scientists to get the mentorship they need in order to flourish in this competitive environment.