I am a Senior Research Specialist at the Heparin Applied Research Center. There, I work on optimization of difficult to express membrane-bound eukaryotic enzymes. Using an array of methods - from genomic techniques, to in silico protein design, to functional assays, I work on improving the native properties of the enzymes, so they can be used on a commercial scale.
- M.A. in Microbiology and Immunology, University at Buffalo, NY
- B.S. in Chemistry, Union College, Schenectady, NY
Past Work Experience
- BioResearch Technician, RPI – maintenance of rodent colonies for research use
- Graduate Student, University at Buffalo – regulation of ATP synthase in Trypanosoma brucei
- Laboratory Technician, Cornell University – growth hormone signaling in mammals
- Post-Baccalaureate Trainee, NIH – DNA sequencing for genetic indicators of mental illness.
I am interested in molecular biology and biochemistry, as well as selected topics in microbiology.
- Rhoads RP, McManaman C, Ingvartsen KL, Boisclair YR. The housekeeping genes GAPDH and cyclophilin are regulated by metabolic state in the liver of dairy cows. J Dairy Sci. 2003, 86, 3423-3429.
Hobbies and Activities
I enjoy group runs and train for the occasional marathon. I also like to relax with a good book.