Staff Research Associate

Research Emphasis

Supporting all research projects through the use of molecular biology protocols


After graduating from Case Western Reserve University (BA majoring in Music and Earth Science) and then attaining a molecular biology laboratory technician certificate at San Diego State University, I joined UCSD as a Staff Research Associate in 1990. Until 2009 I worked in labs mostly focused on HIV research, passing through four different UC campuses (UCSD, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Francisco and UC Davis). Following a three year hiatus to pursue non-work related interests, including international travel, living in Colombia and studying Spanish there, and long distance hiking, mostly in the Sierras, I returned to UCSD, joining the Systems Biology Research Group in 2013.