Expertise

My current research focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying cilia motility. Motile cilia are important for numerous processes within the vertebrate organism, including circulation of cerebrospinal fluid, clearance of the respiratory tract, sperm motility, and establishment of the left-right body axis. Of particular interest to my studies is PCD, or impaired cilia movement.

Research:

  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD) research
  • Screening of drug and environmental toxicity

Subject area:

  • Physiology
Communities
Pharmacology, Physiology, Human Anatomy
Degrees
PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2007
BS, Austin Peay State University, Chemistry and Biology, 1998