I am a PhD candidate 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 three areas: (1) development of improved surgical hemostats, glues, and adhesives using fibrin-based nanoparticles (2) increasing our understanding of differences between the neonatal and adult clotting cascades in order to develop improved approaches to treat neonatal bleeding and (3) understanding differences in clotting and fibrinogen structure in COVID patients. 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).