Research Interest: I am a doctoral candidate in the Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science. My research is focused on developing small molecule and cell-based therapies to delay or reverse aspects of aging. Inflammation is a hallmark of the aging process ("inflammaging"), and underpins a host of age-related pathologies. I have developed an in vitro model of inflammation to identify small molecules that suppress it by targeting well-known aging pathways. Addionally, I am developing methods to utilize germline stem cells as a platform to slow reproductive aging, as decreased fertility is among the earliest manifestations of the aging process.