Clinical and Research Background
My main research interest is in understanding pathogenesis of cancer using zebrafish and mammalian experimental systems. My current research focuses on dissecting cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying pediatric embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, in particular the key events driving relapse and metastasis. My laboratory utilizes high-throughput chemical genetic and genomic approaches to identify key driver events of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. In addition, by imaging cellular processes in our transgenic zebrafish tumor models, we seek to dissect key cellular events leading to relapse and metastasis.
My clinical interest is in bone and soft tissue pathology.
Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology
Academic and Medical Appointments
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2019-Present
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2013-2019
Instructor, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2012-2013
Education and Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cancer/Stem Cell Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 2010-2013
Clinical Fellowship, Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2009-2010
Residency, Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2006-2009
M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 2006
Ph.D., Program of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Developmental Biology and Genetics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2004
B.S. cum laude in Biochemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1997
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