Ph.D, Michigan State University, 1998
In July, 2010, I joined the faculty of the Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences at UNE. Among the courses I have taught at UNE are Developmental Biology and Developmental Neurobiology. My research focuses on the role of gene regulation in neural development and neurological disorders. Our laboratory use a combination of mouse genetics (transgenic, knockout, and conditional knockout), molecular biology (gene cloning, PCR, qRT-PCR, microarray, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, etc.), histology, and behavioral analyses to examine the roles of two key transcription factors, Klf7 and Sox11, in: 1) development of the primary afferent sensory neurons and chronic pain; 2) development of the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus and neurological disorders. Positions are available for prospective students.