Research areas include stem cells, cancer, drug discovery, and gene regulation.
The our lab seeks to understand the stem cell properties of cancer cells with the goal of developing new cancer therapeutics. We focus on cell-cell interactions within the stem cell microenvironment and on the plasticity of stem cell genome architecture. Our approach is in vivo, using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster to screen for anti-cancer drugs and drug targets.
- BS University of Texas at Austin, 1991
- PhD University of Chicago, 2003
- Visiting Scholar: UC Berkeley, 2000-2003
- Postdoctoral Training: University of California, Berkeley, 2003 - 2004; Harvard Medical School, 2004 - 2012