I received my PhD in Chemistry and Biochemistry from University of Missouri- St Louis, where I worked in the laboratory of Dr. Michael. R. Nichols. My broad research interests involve exploring the mechanism of neurological disorders and studies leading to a treatment. My initial postdoctoral research in Dr. Gary A. Weisman laboratory at University of Missouri-Columbia focused on investigating the role of P2Y2 purinergic receptor signaling pathways and mechanisms in AD pathogenesis. I joined Dr. Cohen’s research group at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2016. Currently in the Cohen lab, I am working on the post-translational modification of tau protein and elucidating its role in pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases. Outside of lab, I like gardening,hiking and badminton.