I am an assistant professor of biology at Truman State University. The classes I teach include Biology 107/Introductory Biology I, Biology 300/Genetics, and Biology 362/Embryology and Developmental Biology. My research focuses on embryonic development in C. elegans, and the use of C. elegans as a genetic model system for human biology, including cancer metastasis, wound healing and spina bifida. Please use the tabs above to learn more about my teaching and research.
I am also interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, particularly in interdisciplinary science and mathematics ventures and in facilitating transfer student success in their pursuit of a four-year degree after attending a community college. More about this can be found at the following websites: STEP Office and SPECTRA Program.