Current Research at Michigan State University

The goal of this project is to develop a rapid use, low-cost, biosensor to detect African Swine Fever Virus (ASFV). The bioreceptor is a DNA probe used for extracted and concentrated viral DNA from pig saliva samples and it will utilize gold nanoparticles. This design is developed for on-farm use by trained farmers and operated using a mobile or stationary testing cart.
The other part of my research is developing a network of global researchers to improve communication. As a result, researchers can collaborate, share ideas/resources and save lives. I have started doing this by working with people in different countries to organize the Global Alliance of Rapid Diagnostics 2021 Innovation Forum: Bridging Technologies and Market Needs on July 25-26, 2021. The next forum will take place on February 25-26, 2022. 

Past Research at Texas A&M University

This is past research I conducted at Texas A&M University. At the 2016 FIU McNair Conference I won 1st Place Oral Presentation in Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science for my research in Raman Spectroscopy

Past Research at Florida International University Mass Dynamics Laboratory

Histology Research Assistant (Miami, FL January 2014 – April 2015)
• Experimented with different brain abnormalities regarding epilepsy to lessen the seizures in the brain
• Prepared slides of rat brain sections by making solutions and sectioned different parts of the brain
• Experimented with varying protocols of staining to analyze different cells in the brain to see how they react under different microscopy analysis such as fluorescent microscopy


• Languages: MATLAB, Python, Latex, Mathematica
• Software: Microsoft Office, Adobe Suite, MiniTab, Igor Pro, InkScape, Gimp, Krita, Figma, TinkerCad
• Lab Skills: Circuit development, soldering, cell culture, Western Blot, Raman Spectroscopy, thermal imaging, primary cell isolation, histology, Confocal Microscopy, Plasma Etching, 3D printing