Mentor: Dr. David Fuller
College of Medicine
"One of my earliest childhood memories is of my father fracturing his spine in the lower lumbar region. At the time, I was unaware of the severity of the injury and oblivious to the turmoil he dealt with during and after surgery. However, I was able to notice the grave effects his condition had on his daily routine, preventing him from enjoying and participating in the activities he once loved, and was inspired to find a cure. As a result, I was drawn to spinal cord injury research early in my college career."
- Biomedical Engineering
- Translational Research
UF University Scholars Program
HHMI Science for Life
Wentworth Freshman Scholarship
CELEST Summer Program Participant
- Brain Awareness Week Student Outreach
- Medical/Public Health Trips
- Athlete Brain
Hobbies and Interests
Spinal Serotonin and Respiratory Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
My project will examine respiratory motor recovery spinal cord injury. More specifically, we will be exploring the role of spinal serotonin receptor activation on respiratory recovery after high cervical spinal cord injury. By combining pharmacological and neurophysiological techniques, we hope to improve the ability to activate the diaphragm muscle after severe spinal cord injury.