I am a Biophysicist and I develop mathematical models of viral infections to understand infection biology.

Currently I am a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center working on influenza and parainfluenza viruses with Dr. Amber Smith at the Smith Lab. My postdoctoral training involves designing both mathematical models and model-driven experiments to study respiratory infectious pathogens. I earned my PhD in Biophysics under the supervision of Dr. Hana Dobrovolny from Texas Christian University in 2018. My doctoral thesis was focused on the application of dynamical systems to characterize virus-virus coinfections in the human respiratory tract, which by the way won the University Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Besides research, these days I along with Dr. Antonio Riva am editing a special issue on “Systems Immunology Approaches to Infectious Diseases” in Biology, an open access journal of biological sciences published by MDPI. We invite you to contribute in this special issue until 30 September 2020. For further information you can contact me or visit this page.