Since 2014, I’ve been privileged to be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to that, I attended Duke University as a graduate student and became enamored with North Carolina. Now, we seek to fully understand two devastating diseases that affect humans: ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Our unique approaches and relentless optimism, grit, and determination will help us, as a group, achieve our goals and make progress against these diseases. In my spare time, I enjoy disc golf, the gym, a captivating movie, a novel about meaning in life, a cappuccino, a smooth red wine, and telling horrible dad jokes to adorable 3 and 7 yr old girls.