2015-2021: PhD, Developmental Biology, Western University, Ontario, Canada
2010-2014: BS, Biology, Western University, Ontario, Canada
How cells differentiate and acquire specific identities, organize in an orchestrated manner to generate an anatomical, fully functional organ remains an elusive mystery in developmental biology. My studies will focus on understanding the mechanisms that govern the formation of endodermal organs by integrating high-resolution imaging with single-cell genomic technologies, coupled with precision mouse genetics approaches. My project will enhance our understanding of normal foregut development, a cornerstone for improving the understanding and treatment of congenital birth defects and chronic diseases associated with this tissue and its organ derivatives.