Teaching Research Professional of Biology
B.S. /M.S. University of Dayton
Ph.D. Purdue University
114 Colton Hall
University of Dayton (Biology), B.S. /M.S.
Purdue University (Plant Molecular Biology), Ph.D.
I will be teaching the labs for Cell and Molecular Biology in the fall and Genetics in the spring. The hands on learning in the lab is my favorite part of teaching! I have worked in research labs at several universities in the Midwest, at the Cleveland Clinic and at Nestle USA. Yes, I gave up a daily supply of chocolate to join the staff at Hiram!
I am also interested in the process of programmed cell death (PCD). PCD occurs in plants and animals and is required for proper development. Defective processes in PCD are implicated in the onset of multiple diseases, including cancers.
Of course I love to be outside and I try to spend as much time as possible with my family (including two dogs and a cat) enjoying nature. We enjoy hiking, camping and travelling. I am also active in sporting and musical events with my children.