I was a Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University . My appointment in Scott Delp’s Neuromuscular Biomechanics Lab involved collaborative development and application of physics-based simulation software to study the dynamics and function of human health and disease. Within the Simbios group, my work was directly related to the Neuromuscular Driving Biological Problem including a variety of SimTK projects.
I have degrees in Engineering Science (B.S.), Biomedical Engineering (M.S.), and Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.). For nearly five years in industry, I assisted in the product development and feasibility studies of a novel robotic system for minimally invasive microsurgery. In academia, I created simulation-based treatment strategies using innovative patient-specific models. I have witnessed healthcare professionals confronted with new challenges in order to maintain high levels of patient care. I intend to further my creative involvement in problem solving and the design of solutions for such challenges. Currently, I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.