I am a board certified infectious diseases physician and a scientist studying the antibody response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. I completed my MD and PhD degrees at UCSD in 2015, where I was lucky enough to be one of the first cohort of CARTA graduate students. My graduate work was in the laboratory of Ajit Varki, studying the evolutionarily conserved exclusion of the sialic acid Neu5Gc from the vertebrate brain. I subsequently completed my clinical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases, and a postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Galit Alter. In my current role at the Ragon Institute in Cambridge, MA, I study the humoral response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis, with a particular interest in glycan antigens and host antibody glycosylation.