I am a second-year PhD candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. I study the anaerobic gastrointestinal microbiota to discern underlying metabolic and respiratory pathways. I previously attended the University of Central Florida and obtained a BS in Forensic Science - Biochemistry and BS in French in 2017. My research interests are microbial biochemistry, bioenergetics, forensic biological and analytical chemistry.
What happens when you bring DNA strands, gold nanoparticles, conformation-induced color changes, and a highly-intrusive bacterium together? A field-portable, inexpensive test for one of the world’s greatest bacterial threats, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.