Visiting Assistant Professor
Office Address: 205 Mateer
- B.A., Lawrence University 1994
- M.S., Loyola University 1998
- Ph.D., Purdue University 2002
- BIOL201: Gateway to Molecular & Cellular Biology Lab
- BIOL305: Cell Physiology
Projects in Progress
I am interested in studying the factors that regulate cell differentation during development. I use the zebrafish retina as a model system, which rapidly forms a diverse array of neurons types during early embryonic development. Previous research has investigated the effects of retinoic acid on photoreceptor development in the retina and the role of WNT signaling on retinal neurogenesis.
My previous teaching experience includes teaching Developmental Neurobiology at Oberlin College, Neurobiology at the University of Idaho, and Developmental Biology and Mammalian Physiology at Washington State University.