I received a combined M.D. and PhD. Degree from the University at Buffalo. I then went on to UC San Diego in the physician-scientist training pathway for my residency and fellowship training where I also did a fellowship in Cancer Therapeutics Development, working in the lab of Tariq Rana on non-coding RNAs, RNA modifications, and large scale genomic screens using CRISPR-Cas9 in tumor xenografts. It is a privilege to return to Buffalo to serve patients and to join the research endeavor here at Roswell Park.