I joined the Department of Biological Sciences at Bridgewater State University in 2013. The courses I teach include General Biology, Cell Biology, Cell Signaling, and Molecular Basis of Neurodegenerative Disease. My research interests lie in understanding the cellular and molecular events associated with neurodegenerative diseases, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease.  Projects are pursued using mammalian cell culture as a model system alongside a variety of cellular, molecular, and biochemistry techniques. I also serve as Director of Undergraduate Research within the Center for Transformative Learning for the University. Most recently, I became author of the text book The Cell: A Molecular Approach for its 9th edition. To learn more about me, please visit my LinkedIn page or see this video.


  • BS in Biology, Gettysburg College, 1995-1999
  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry, Boston University, 2007
  • Research Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, MassGeneral Institute for Neurodegenerative Disease, 2007-2010
  • Post-doctoral Faculty Fellow, Boston University, Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience, 2010-2013