Administration Building, Room 433
Office hours: Wednesdays, 3-4:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; by appointment also
Ph.D., Florida State University; B.S, Villanova University
My goal as a teacher is to promote science literacy among undergraduate students, as stem cells, genome editing, and sequencing are becoming increasingly influential, from the lab bench to the clinic. I hope to foster critical thinking and problem-solving strategies in the classroom in order to help students develop learning skills in real-life situations.
What I Love About Emmanuel:
I love the inclusive and open community here at Emmanuel College. It is really unique and I believe that it is what makes it a wonderful place for students to learn and build strong relationships with faculty and fellow peers.
My research focuses on understanding the dynamic process of cell differentiation. I am particularly interested in studying how epigenetic modifying complexes are involved in regulating gene expression during the early stages of embryonic development using Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) as a model organism. Using biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology techniques we are able to dissect the mechanism by which genes are activated or repressed for proper cell differentiation.