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 the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell behavior and misbehavior in disease. Current projects are focused on: (1) characterizing the cell signaling events and transcription networks underlying neuronal differentiation and (2) examining molecular interactions and events that are linked to neurodegenerative diseases. These 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. To learn more about me, please watch this video or visit my LinkedIn page.


Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2013-present
  • American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB), 2015-present
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN), May 2016-present


  • 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