I prefer my name instead of pronouns
I am gay and I am a neuroimmunologist.//
I am originally from Kansas City. I received my MD/PhD and Neurology residency training at University of California, San Francisco. At Johns Hopkins for my postdoctoral research and clinical neuroimmunology fellowship I am investigating how oligodendroglia may function as antigen presenting cells in settings of inflammation such as multiple sclerosis. My long-term career goals are to investigate mechanisms that promote remyelination and inhibit neuronal death in multiple sclerosis with the ultimate goal of preventing neurodegeneration and developing treatments for progressive MS. I love taking care of patients and teaching students and residents and getting others excited about neuroimmunology. As a gay androgynous-appearing nonbinary doctor I am also particularly interested in improving care and acceptance of LGBTQ patients, students, and staff and increasing diversity awareness of medical providers and scientists.