Area of interest
I am just beginning my journey as an assistant professor. As a fellow, I worked in Chad Pecot’s lab examining the role of micro-RNAs in the metastasis of lung cancer. That research is ongoing in his lab under a post-doctoral lab member. During my time with him I began a project examining the prognostic significance of lung cancer micrometastases detected during the most common lung cancer staging procedure. I am actively continuing that work in my current position.
My long term research interests focus on the pleural space. Specifically, I am interested in the optimal treatment of malignant and infectious pleural effusions.
Awards and Honors
- 2008 Merck Manual Award
- 2007 Alpha Omega Alpha
- 2005 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship
- 2004 Mount Sinai School of Medicine Summer Research Grant
- 2001 Phi Beta Kappa