Each month we highlight one of our MSTP students. This month's highlight is:
Area of Study: Neuroscience
Hometown: Berkeley heights, NJ
- Using native mass spectrometry and proteomics/other omics approaches to study proteins implicated in neurological disease. Current projects include the study of tau protein, amyloid fibrils and exosomes (in patients with multiple sclerosis).
Long term goals/ aspirations
Current aspiration is to be a neurologist studying multiple sclerosis, ideally utilizing proteomics/mass spec to look at protein structure and function.
Post MSTP Training dream job
Working as a neurologist in NYC, with a big lab and (nearly) as many mass spec instruments as my PI!
What you enjoy outside of school
Pumping iron, advocating for sexual violence survivors in an acute setting, and rescuing/fostering/adopting all the cats I can find (and that my wife lets me).
A talent you have always wanted
Flipping houses. Also, knowing how to write code.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
“It is a well-known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.” – Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Can’t live without
Coffee. Cats. Teaching trauma-informed care. And of course, my wife/partner in crime.
If you weren’t in MSTP, what would you be doing now?
Running a cat shelter.