Credentials: Our lab uses biomaterials to design disease inspired scaffolds that closely mimic aortic valve architecture as seen in calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). We utilize created scaffolds to investigate CAVD disease progression, significant risk factors, and sex differences. Hypoxia occurs in the diseased aortic valve as a result of extracellular matrix thickening. I am interested in the role hypoxia plays in CAVD inflammation, fibrosis, and calcification and elucidating whether these responses are different in males and females.
1111 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53706
Class of 2019
BS, Biological Sciences – University of Maryland-Baltimore