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Wellesley College
Biomedical Engineering, Wound Healing, Immunology

My ongoing graduate studies focus on the understanding and modulating macrophage-mediated wound healing using biomaterials composed of synthetic and extracellular matrix components. My research aims to address the unmet need of viable wound care for chronic non-­healing wounds, a growing clinical and economic burden with the rise of diabetes and metabolic disease, among others.

1. Rowley, A. T., Nagalla, R. R., Wang, S.‐W., Liu, W. F., Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2019, 8, 1801578.
2. Smith, T. D., et al. "Harnessing Macrophage Plasticity for Tissue Regeneration." Adv Drug Deliv Rev 114 (2017): 193-205. Print.

-Received F30 Fellowship from NIH/NIAID in 2019
- Elected member of Associated Graduate Student Council, 2016-2018
- Elected General Secretary elect of ICU MSTP student body, 2018
- Co-Founder, UCI advocates for Women Physician Scientists