Associate Professor & Chair of MEDPAC
Hoyt Science Resources Center
Campus Mailbox: 147
Ph.D., Arizona State University
M.S., Fisheries, Aquaculture and Pathology, University of Rhode Island
B.S., Zoology, University of Massachusetts
I have been a member of the Department of Biology faculty since 2000. In addition to Anatomy & Physiology and Evolution, I teach introductory and non-majors courses. My research interests center on comparative structure/function questions, ranging in scale from molecules and cells up the level of the organism. I have a particular interest in fish; for example, current ongoing projects are exploring functional anatomy of the paddlefish, Polyodon spathula. I am also Chair of the Medical Professions Advisory Committee (MedPAC).