I am a PhD student in the joint UNC/NC State Biomedical Engineering department and a medical student at UNC-Chapel Hill. My research in the Brown lab focuses on two areas: (1) development of improved surgical hemostats, glues, and adhesives using fibrin-based nanoparticles and (2) increasing our understanding of differences between the neonatal and adult clotting cascades in order to develop improved approaches to treat neonatal bleeding. When I am not in the lab, you can find me ice skating, reading, or eating a hot dog at the Carrboro farmers market (but so far, never all at the same time).