Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Ph.D. Thesis Mentors: Drs. Mary Estes & Noah Shroyer
Clinical Research Mentors: Drs. Hashem El-Serag & Jessica Davila
Executive Director
H.O.M.E.S. (Houston Outreach Medicine, Education, and Social Services) Clinic
Oversee a multidisciplinary leadership team across 4 medical institutions and an operation of more than 200 volunteers a year.


BS from The University of South Dakota
Major: Chemistry, Minor: Mathematics, Biology

Professional Interests

  • Intestinal stem cell injury response
  • Human Intestinal Enteroids
  • Palliative care
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Homeless health

Professional Statement

My long-term career goal is to become a gastroenterologist and an independent scientist in the field of digestive disease research. My training is two faceted, focusing on both basic as well as clinical research with an ultimate goal of bridging the two fields. My basic science interest focuses on using rotavirus infection as a novel injury model to study stem cell function in the gastrointestinal track. My clinical interest is population-based study of palliative care in terminally-ill hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Outside of my MD/PhD training, I'm an avid volunteer who hopes to serve the homeless population, one person at a time.


Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral MD/PhD or Other Dual- Doctoral Degree Fellowship (F30)
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NIH individual pre-doctoral fellowship awarded to enhance the development of independent physician-scientists.