Current Status: M3
Graduate Department: Biomedical Engineering
Previous Education: BS in Biomedical Engineering, MSE in Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University;
Advisor(s): Mark R. Prausnitz, PhD;
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Ophthalmic Drug Delivery enabled by Microneedles
Ophthalmic drug delivery is challenging because the eye is a small organ and is a part of the CNS. I am working on the development of an exciting new ocular drug delivery technique using microneedles to access the suprachoroidal space. The suprachoroidal space is a potential space located between the sclera and choroid, the site of many retinal diseases. Microneedles with a length matched to the thickness of the sclera allows the safe and reliable access to this potential space. My PhD work is on (1) better characterizing the suprachoroidal space, and (2) developing strategies and evaluating drug delivery in this space.
Leadership in MD/PhD Program: Technology Representative