Where were you born?
Los Angeles, Southern California
What school did you attend?
California State University, Dominguez Hills
What gained your interest in the NIH?
When I was an undergraduate student at California State University, Dominguez Hills, we had a speaker that came from the NIH/National Cancer Institute and gave a talk on his cancer research project. I found his talk to be very interesting and I then told myself that one day I would be conducting research at the NIH and learning from the best top notch scientists.
What kind of work do you do at the NIH?
At the NIH, I do alcohol research with a focus on alcoholic liver disease (ALD). ALD is one of the most prevalent forms of liver disease worldwide, often caused by excessive alcohol consumption. My lab is interested in studying how chronic ethanol consumption and aging play a role in ALD and how we can find ways to prevent further liver injury.