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
2001 Phi Beta Kappa
2004 Mount Sinai School of Medicine Summer Research Grant
2005 Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship
2007 Alpha Omega Alpha
2008 Merck Manual Award