I am an Assistant Professor of Biology at Northeastern Illinois University. NEIU is the perfect place for me because I can work closely with students in both the classroom and my laboratory. Also, as a born-and-raised Midwesterner, I’m excited to live in what I think is the greatest part of our country!
My research asks questions about the role of DNA repair proteins in tumorigenesis, toxicology, and stem cell differentiation. To do this, I use Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) as a model system. You can read more about my research here.
I live in the Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood with my husband, Kevin. I love doing things outside and in my free time can usually be found running, biking, hiking, or just strolling through our lovely neighborhood. I have to compromise my outdoor time during fall weekends though, as I’m a huge University of Michigan and Packers football fan.