About Me

I am a resident physician-scientist in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and also a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Robert Gereau in Washington University Pain Center. The broad focus of my research is the neurobiology of pain, with specific interests in early-onset idiopathic neuropathies and chronic musculoskeletal pain. My overall scientific approach is to combine careful clinical observation, patient biospecimens and cutting-edge research techniques like single cell genomics and spatial transcriptomics to better understand pathological pain, with the ultimate aim of improving and advancing patient care.


  • Neurobiology of Pain
  • Pain and Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Single Cell Genomics
  • Translational Research
  • Data Science


  • Doctor of Medicine, 2019

    Duke University School of Medicine

  • PhD in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, 2019

    Duke University School of Medicine

  • BSc in Biochemistry, 2009

    State University of New York at Stony Brook

Recent Posts

Preparing data for COMETSC from Seurat

One of the major goals of many single cell RNA-seq analyses is to generate a set of markers genes that identify distinct cell types.

Visualizing my Zettelkasten

For personal knowledge management, I have adopted the Zettelkasten (“Slip box” in German, ZK for short) system, which I learned about largely from https://zettelkasten.

RNA-seq for Pain Researchers

Resources to learn about what RNA-seq is, what it can do for you and how to analyze sequencing data

Sharpening the Saw while Social Distancing

Collection of resources to help you build practical skills during COVID-19

Recent Publications

Transcriptional profile of spinal dynorphin-lineage interneurons in the developing mouse.

Mounting evidence suggests that the spinal dorsal horn (SDH) contains multiple subpopulations of inhibitory interneurons that play …

Transcriptional Profiling of Somatostatin Interneurons in the Spinal Dorsal Horn

The spinal dorsal horn (SDH) is comprised of distinct neuronal populations that process different somatosensory modalities. …