Steve is an F30-funded M.D./Ph.D. Candidate completing his Ph.D. in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. His dissertation work explores the use of perfluorocarbon nanodroplets in immunocompetent small animal models of breast cancer in the context of clinically-actionable diagnostic and therapeutic standards of care. During his graduate studies, Steve also designed, oversaw, and served as clinical research coordinator for a clinical trial investigating the potential role of shear wave elasticity imaging in diagnosing thyroid cancer.
Steve is an active member of the Emory M.D./Ph.D. Student Association, recently serving as Treasurer (2017-2018) and President (2018-2019). As an elected officer, he helped to organize recruitment sessions for prospective students interviewing with the Medical Scientist Training Program as well as a diverse array of program-wide social events for current dual-doctoral students at Emory.
Steve is an avid supporter of Atlanta United, the Texas Longhorns, and the Duke Blue Devils. He also tries his hand at baking and gardening every once in a while. Steve listens to a broad array of music: from Def Leppard, to Migos, and everything in between. He enjoys travelling and cultural experiences (befriending deer in Nara Park, for example).