I'm originally from the Philippines but grew up in the island of Oahu in Hawaii. I attended Chaminade University of Honolulu where I double majored in Biochemistry and Forensic Science. I’m interested in studying and targeting signaling pathways associated with neurodevelopmental disorders for therapeutic discovery. I have joined the lab of Colleen Niswender and Jeff Conn to pursue this interest, focusing on the implications of metabotropic glutamate receptors in the cognitive phenotypes observed in MeCP2-associated diseases, Rett Syndrome and MecP2-duplication syndrome. Outside of lab, I enjoy outdoor activities and sports, especially hiking and playing basketball.
Graduate Student, C. Niswender laboratory
BS, Chaminade University of Honolulu, HI (2016)