I am currently working under Dr. Nishimura on a mouse disease model of cardiac microinfarcts. The project focuses on optimizing the surgical technique to expose and stabilize the heart in order to image with single capillary resolution using two photon excited fluorescent microscopy. We have been working on a triggering mechanism that synchronizes image acquisition with the phase of the heart cycle where noise is minimized using the QRS complex as a reference point. Various approaches using mechanical isolation of the heart to minimize motion artifacts have also been investigated. I received my B.S. from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in Physics and Applied Mathematics. I am a 2013-2014 NSF GK-12 CLIMB Fellow.