Born and raised in the little state of Rhode Island, USA. I have a B.S. in Bionengineering from the University of Maine. Currently, I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Biomedical Engineering at the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center in Nashville, TN, USA. My thesis work focuses on applications of advanced nonlinear imaging techniques to study label-free optical neural modulation.
As a tinkerer of sorts, I have gravitated towards the microscopy literature, fascinated with what optical imaging can offer biomedical research. As such, the bulk of my work focuses on building microscopes and helping scientists and surgeons apply cutting-edge imaging technologies to answer their biological and clinical questions of interest. I thrive off of collaborations and learning more about new areas of research, and I’m fortunate to be in a place where that approach to research is encouraged.
Outside of school, I have a wonderful wife and two very needy cats who I love spending time with. I’m fortunate to have them supporting me in all of my endeavors – often joining me in some. Music is a concurrent passion of mine, as a frequent concert-goer and avid guitar player. I’m consider myself a beer enthusiast of sorts and occasional homebrewer. I enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and (most recently) road cycling.
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