Assistant Professor & Chair of Biology
Postdoc: National Institutes of Health, NICHD, Lab of Molecular Genetics 1993-97
PhD: University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, 1993
BS: Midwestern State University, 1988
Genetics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Life I, Tropical Rainforest Ecology, Anatomy & Physiology, Advanced Genetics.
My research interests are fairly diverse. In the past, I have worked in the areas of embryonic patterning and cell signaling, specifically the regulation of cell adhesion during early embryo pattern formation using the frog Xenopus laevis as a developmental system to study the interaction of Eph receptor tyrosine kinases with cadherin adhesion complexes.
More recently, I have sequenced the mtDNAs of two subspecies of Peromyscus
leucopus. These two subspecies are differentiated based only on their karyotype.