Research Interest: Currently, a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Formerly, an NIH Pre-Doctoral IRTA Research Fellow as part of the National Institutes of Health – Karolinska Institutet Graduate Partnerships Program in Neuroscience. My overall research interests are to use genetic and genomic approaches to understand the basic mechanisms of human disease, focusing on aging, age-related diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases, and rare mitochondrial diseases. In particular, I seek to elucidate the metabolic consequences and underlying molecular mechanisms of the aging process, with particular focus on the central nervous system. I use transgenic mouse models together with cell culture to address my questions, employing both in vivo and in vitro techniques. Lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise, and pharmaceutical treatments to counteract both aging phenotypes and mitochondrial diseases are also being investigated. As a recent recipient of a K99/R00 award from the National Institutes of Health, I am excited to soon be starting an independent research program where I can continue to unravel the mysteries of the aging process.