Assistant Professor

Stanford University

Specific Area of Interest
Total Joint Arthroplasty

Who has been (have been) your mentor(s)?
Lance Liotta, Stuart Goodman

What are you currently working on?
Periprosthetic Joint Infection

What has been the biggest challenge/issue for you lately in your research?
Funding and Space

What project(s) are you looking forward to in the near future?
Moving the discussion of PJI Beyond Biofilm

What advice would you give a researcher just starting out in the field?
Get ready to respond positively to a lot of negative feedback.

When not in the lab, what do you like to do for fun?
Go to the local farmer’s market with my wife and dog to eat lunch and enjoy the California sunshine.

What was the last book you read for fun? Would you recommend it?
Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman – I would absolutely recommend it!

What is the most unusual/unexpected item sitting on your desk right now?
A ceramic chicken ornament that I found on a recent trip to Napa for my cousin that loves farming chickens.

August 2019