Graduate Student, Cherrington Lab, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
I was born and raised in the small town of Kingston, WA and graduated with my B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Mathematics from Linfield University in McMinnville, OR in 2021. Being an athlete my whole life, I have always had a natural appreciation for nutrition and physiology in order to optimize my health and performance. Coming into the QCB interdisciplinary program, I knew that I wanted to explore these research interests and found my home in MPB in Alan Cherrington’s lab. My current project is focused on exploring the impact of meal-related timing and insulin route of delivery on hepatic glucose metabolism. I am particularly interested in determining the mechanisms behind the Staub-Traugott phenomenon and to better understand factors that enhance hepatic glucose uptake and glycogen storage under postprandial conditions to better regulate hyperglycemia in healthy and type 2 diabetes patients. Outside of the lab I love to workout, play volleyball, go line and country swing dancing, serve at my Church, and fish!