Biosketch

Title:  Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment:  Department of Internal Medicine
Secondary Appointment:  Department of Molecular Biology


Education:

1995  B.S. with Honors (Molecular Biology), UC San Diego (Summa Cum Laude)
1995  B.S. (Bioengineering), UC San Diego (Summa Cum Laude)
2001  Ph.D. with Distinction (Biochemistry), Columbia University
2003  M.D., Columbia University


Positions:

2003-2004  Post-doctoral fellow, Columbia University

2004-2006  Resident in Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern

2006-2009  Post-doctoral fellow, UT Southwestern

2009-2011  Cardiology Fellow, UT Southwestern

2011-  Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern


 

Honors:

1990  University of California Regent’s Scholar

1993  Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research

1995  Phi Beta Kappa

2003  Miriam Berkman Spotnitz Award for Excellence in Research of Neoplastic Diseases

2006  Alpha Omega Alpha

2007  Grand Prize Winner, UT Southwestern Symposium on Cardiovascular Disease Poster Competition

2008  Fellows Basic Science Winner, Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigators’ Forum

2009  Grand Prize Winner, UT Southwestern Symposium on Cardiovascular Disease Poster Competition

2011  Young Investigator Award for Basic Science, American Association of Indian Cardiologists
Jo Ann McWhorter Award for Excellence in Clinical Cardiology


Current Funding Sources:

NIH/NHLBI  K08 Award

BWF  Career Award for Medical Scientists (CAMS)

UTSW  Disease-Oriented Clinical Scholar (DOCS) Award


Previous Funding Sources:

NIH/NCRR  Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA)

UTSW  Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP)

NYAM  Glorney-Raisbeck Fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases

NIH  Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)