I joined Truman as an Assistant Professor of Biology in 2015, eager to engage students in cell and molecular biology through both classroom instruction and research activities. The main undergraduate courses I teach are BIOL 200 Cell Biology and BIOL 300 Genetics, with the hope of teaching BIOL 362 Embryology and Developmental Biology in the future. I also have plans to pilot a new upper-level elective course, Molecular Pharmacology, in Spring 2017. My current research interests are to understand the role of the microtubule cytoskeleton and associated proteins in the development and function of epithelial tissues using Caenorhabditis elegans as a genetic model organism. For more information on courses, research, or myself, please see the menu to the left.