Curriculum Vita


Ph.D., Chemistry - 1993 - 1998, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Department of Chemistry (David S. Cafiso, Advisor).

B.A., Chemistry - 1989 - 1993, Ohio Wesleyan, University, Delaware, OH.
Department of Chemistry, Departmental Honors.


Assistant Professor - 2005 - present, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, California State University, San Marcos, CA.

Research Associate - 2001 – 2005, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
Investigated the structure and membrane interaction properties of human amylin, a protein thought to play a major role in the pathogenesis of human type II diabetes (laboratory of Dr. Ralf Langen).

Post Graduate Researcher - 1999 - 2001, University of California, Irvine, CA.
Studied the structural and thermodynamic aspects of peptide–membrane interactions. Developed computer programs for the identification and examination of membrane proteins (laboratory of Professor Stephen White).

Graduate Student - 1993 - 1998, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
Studied and characterized the membrane interaction of peptides and proteins using a variety of biophysical techniques.

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