Our research seeks to understand the genetic and developmental bases of phenotypes related to Trisomy 21 or Down syndrome (DS).

Currently we are performing preclinical studies to test treatments for specific DS traits by targeting gene products that are overexpressed because of trisomy.

Cell Biology,  Developmental Biology,  Genetics, Molecular Biology,  Neuroscience, Regenerative Biology.

Biological Science, Neuroscience
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Immunology and Genetics, 2001
BS, Brigham Young University, Micro and Molecular Biology, 1995
developmental disabilities mental retardation down syndrome biological sciences cell & developmental biology genetics developmental genetics developmental neurobiology genomics
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society of Human Genetics
International Mammalian Genome Society
Society for Developmental Biology