I started working in the Vanderbilt Transgenic Mouse / ES Cell
Shared Resource in September 2006. I primarily work with stem
cells for gene targeting, RMCE, and karyotype analysis. I
have helped develop new mESC lines and karyotyping services while
working in the core. I received my undergraduate degree in
Biological Sciences from the University of Tennessee at Martin, my
M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and
did some additional postgraduate work in the Department of Zoology
at the University of British Columbia before returning to Nashville
in order to be close to family.
My work experience includes years in academia and private biotechnology industry. I started off studying birds as an undergrad, became interested in sex determining mechanisms of fishes, and have been working strictly at the bench for the past six years.