I received education from a medical background, which provided me with experimental and theoretical knowledge in understanding the cause, pathophysiological progress, and corresponding clinical diagnosis and treatment approaches. Additionally, I received my scientific research training at North Carolina State University and Duke University. Currently, I am an assistant research professor in the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at North Carolina State University. My research focuses on investigating the use of stem cells and stem cell-derived particles for developing regenerative therapeutics. Additionally, I have been focused on animal cardiac disease models and translational medicine that will aid in the development and execution of this study. I plan to continue my research on developing novel treatments for cardiac disease.