I am passionate about teaching biology courses that intersect with public health. Currently, I teach Precision Medicine and Molecular Genetics. I integrate research findings from my laboratory into each class, and take ideas generated in the classroom back to my laboratory for further study.
My research group is called the Integrative and Translational Laboratory for Applied Biology, also known as the IT LAB. The IT LAB family uses biological, environmental, and social clues to fight cancer in our own backyard and around the country, especially in vulnerable populations.
To identify the causes and consequences of population-specific differences in tumor biology to better understand the science of cancer health disparities and its application to precision prevention and precision medicine.
To advance the discovery of differences in tumor biology across human populations for improved prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment outcomes.
Current IT LAB research projects are trying to figure out why:
If you’d like to join the IT LAB family, or learn more about my teaching and research, please visit the IT LAB website