Graduate Research Associate
Graduate Program: Biomedical Engineering
I am a third-year biomedical engineering PhD student in the Gallego-Perez Lab at Ohio State University. My research primarily focuses on applying non-viral transfection methods to engineer novel cellular and gene therapies for targeted drug delivery to elusive diseases, such as breast cancer and Alzheimer's Disease. The goals of my doctoral study are to define, develop and evaluate the utilization of myeloid immune cells as transport vehicles to deliver gene therapy cargo via in situ release of extracellular vesicles to target diseased tissues. I aim to continue a career in development of cellular and gene therapies for difficult to treat conditions.