Ph.D. 2001, Clemson University; B.S. 1995, Butler University;
My research interests have been in Parasitology and Immunotoxicology. My doctoral dissertation examined the effects of fumonisin mycotoxins on immune responses to Trypanosoma cruzi (the causative agent of Chagas' disease). I am currently interested in pedogogical research in biology and have been a participant in the FIRST II (http://www.first2.org/) program funded by the National Science Foundation. My main focus is to continue to incorporate more discovery-based learning into our curriculum, beginning with our introductory courses.