California Institute of Technology (2018-present)
-PhD student in Bioengineering
Imperial College London (2017-2018)
-MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology // Centre for Synthetic Biology // South Kensington, London
Masters Research Student, Imperial College, PIs: Rodrigo Ledesma-Amaro & Tom Ellis 2017-2018
-Project: Control of metabolic flux in yeast and systems for the multiplexing of gRNAs in vivo.
Co-Founder/Co-Leader, Iowa iGEM 2017
-Project: Development of a biosensor for direct 3-hydroxypropionate detection in B. subtilis.
-First iGEM team from the University of Iowa. As a team of 12 students, we fundraised $17k, set up a lab space and developed a biosensor. A lab course is now offered by our faculty mentors in synthetic biology, the first of its kind on campus.
Undergraduate Research Assistant, PI: E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD, 2013-2017
-Project 1: Elucidate the mechanism by which heart failure occurs in mice lacking Insulin Receptor Substrates (IRS) 1 and 2
-Project 2: Determine the mechanism by which murine cardiomyocyte glucose transporter expression is regulated in the context of a high-fat diet
McCarty NS and Ledesma-Amaro R. Synthetic Biology Tools to Engineer Microbial Consortia for Biotechnology. Trends in Biotechnology (2018).
Riehle C, Scharf GM, Sieweke JT, Zauner F, Flierl U, Treptau J, Zormpas C, Senf J, McCarty NS, Bauersachs J, Sedding DG and Westhoff-Bleck M. Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Associated with Endocarditis in a Patient with Transposition of the Great Arteries and Mechanical Valve Replacement. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2017 Jan 23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2017.01.005
2017 Fulbright - Imperial College London Partnership Award
2017 Fellow, Royal Society of Arts