Welcome to my online portfolio! I completed my Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA in 2011. Then, I worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Psychology Department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in Biology Department at Syracuse University. Currently, I hold a Teaching Postdoctoral Fellow position in Exercise Science Department at Syracuse University. Here, I teach numerous undergraduate level courses in kinesiology, exercise physiology, and motor learning and control in addition to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
A professional dancer, I also use my expertise to teach both the young and the elderly, with a special focus on people with Parkinson’s disease. My current research interests include the psychological and biomechanical impacts of dance on people with Parkinson's disease. I was fortunate enough to combine my research interests with my dance experience by leading the Moving Through Possibilities program, which aims to engage the community in movement and promote healthy aging. This year, I was honored to receive the prestigious Orange Circle Award for my program and the Tolley Award Fund for my research.
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