Professional and Biographical Information


Ph.D., Princeton University (2000)
B.A., University of California, San Diego (1993)

Teaching Interests

I teach courses in Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, very different subjects to be sure, but wonderfully interconnected-and both are a lot of fun.

Awards and Honors

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, AREA Award, 2005, 2009, and 2012.

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2010.

Research Corporation, Cottrell College Science Award, 2005.

Camille and Henry Dreyfus Faculty Start-up Grant for Undergraduate Institutions, 2002.

Cancer Research Fund of the Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000.

Scholarly and Professional Activities

Faculty Member, Molecular and Cellular Biology Program, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2003-Present.


Research Interests

Selected Publications