Visiting Assistant Professor in Biology
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.A., Amherst College
I teach Genetics (Bio211) in the fall semester and Microbiology (Bio221) in the spring semester. I am also co-course director and lecturer in Genetics in a course for PhD students at Harvard Medical School.
My prior research is on the genetics of cancer in mouse model systems. My current interest is in zebrafish genetics and development. I am collaborating with Dr. Pam Yelick (Tufts University) in her work on the genetics of skeletal development in zebrafish.
I have recently introduced DNA microarrays into the Genetics course, through my participation in the Genome Consortium for Active Learning (GCAT). This laboratory project allows students to use cutting-edge techniques to look at changes in whole genome expression. I am also interested in how use of computer-based science animations and other multi-media approaches can reach students with different learning styles.
I enjoy introducing children to science through different volunteer activities such as robotics (First Lego League) and Girl Scouts. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, and spending time with my family.