I completed my undergraduate studies in Speech and Hearing Science at UB and I am currently a first year doctoral student in audiology. I have been involved in hearing research in the Center for Hearing and Deafness since my sophomore year. My project investigates a novel protein, sestrin-2, in the cochlea. We found that sestrin-2 potentiates age-related sensory cell degeneration via augmentation of oxidative and inflammatory responses.
Undergraduate research really helped me shape my academic and career goals. I have developed great passion for hearing science and will pursue a PhD in Audiology. Aside from research at UB, I have completed summer research internships at University of Cambridge and Indiana University.
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