My research focuses on the neuroendocrine control of reproduction. Specifically, what factors mediate the release of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) and the subsequent release of gonadotropins (luteinizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone) from the anterior pituitary.

Therefore, my research examines the effects of environmental factors which may alter GnRH activation.

Subject areas:

  • Microanatomy, Organology, and Endocrinology

Past Affiliations

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine - Phoenix, University of Arizona Health Sciences, University of Arizona (past)

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Pharmacology, Physiology, Human Anatomy
PhD, University of Cincinnati, Neuroscience, 2003
BS, Muskingum University, Neuroscience, 1998
health and medicine

Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation (NSF) (Workshop on Steroid Hormones and Brain Function)

Endocrine Society
Society for Neuroscience
Society for the Study of Reproduction