I am an Assistant Professor of Robotics and Ophthalmology at the University of Michigan, where I direct the Image-Guided Medical Robotics lab. My work focuses on image-guided medical robots with an emphasis on clinical translation. My interests include medical robotics, biomedical imaging, data visualization, medical device development, and real-time algorithms.
My background includes both engineering and medicine. After graduating from Duke University’s Medical Scientist Training Program, I completed an internship in general surgery at Duke University Medical Center. During graduate school, I studied biomedical engineering under Prof. Joseph Izatt and developed image-guided robotic technologies for surgical navigation with live 3D imaging, corneal transplantation, and autonomous eye imaging. Prior to that, I earned an MS in electrical engineering, a BS in electrical and computer engineering, and a BS in physics from North Carolina State University.