I did my undergraduate work at Binghamton University, State University of New York, just a few hours from where I grew up. There I obtained a B.S in biochemistry and a B.A in Studio Art -- along the way I was able to tutor and T.A for students in biochemistry/organic chemistry courses. Through undergrad I conducted research in the Ming An/Lan Yao lab studying a pH low insertion peptide (pHLIP), looking at it's insertion dynamics for my honor's thesis in research. In the summers I worked internships at Regeneron pharmaceuticals in NY. All of these experiences let me explore biomedical research and have brought me to graduate school today where I now work with Costas Lyssiotis to study cystine metabolism in pancreatic cancer.
Outside of my scientific endeavors, I'm a yogi and consider myself an active artist on a few formats, whether that be traditionally with oil paints or with making scientific illustrations. I am also a huge fan of camp fashion- I love embroidering my own clothes and sewing old fabrics together to make weird outfits. And I also make soundcloud beats in my down time-- musically i'm trying to coin the name "PhG" (because my initials are HG :) ) but we'll see where that goes, currently I'm running out of fake emails to give FL studio for their free demo software!