My current research is on
therapeutic strategy and clinical assay development for multiple myeloma. My
projects are to find cancer stem cell-targeted therapies and second, to develop
an assay to help guide treatment decision making. My technical expertise is in
flow cytometry and the dissection of myeloma cell populations in patient
samples and determining their drug sensitivities.
Prior to coming to the University of Colorado, I was at Northwestern University’s Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies in Chicago. There I worked on the development of molecular point-of-care diagnostics for HIV and Tuberculosis for use in sub-Saharan Africa.
I received my master’s degree in biology from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. My research focused on the characterization of bacterial and fungal communities in soils using stable isotope probing, next gen sequencing and real-time PCR.
In my free time I love to explore Colorado’s numerous outdoor activities including cycling and mountain biking as well as spending time with my family.