I am a Research Assistant Professor at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine studying equine mesenchymal stem cells and regulation of MHC expression by TGF-beta. I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Zoology in 2010 and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2014 from Washington State University (Go Cougs!). After realizing my passion was in biomedical research and not the clinic, I joined the laboratory of Dr. Lauren Schnabel at NC State and obtained my PhD in 2018. I am interested in MSCs as a therapeutic for modulating immune responses, the role of TGF-beta and MHC expression in disease, and the horse as a translational model for immunology.
In addition to biomedical science, my interests include eventing, Formula 1, classic films, and Oxford commas.
Find out more about the Schnabel Lab here.