Academic Qualifications

Education: 

The University of Virginia, Cardiovascular Research Center
Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics, Health Sciences Center
Charlottesville, VA
Post-Doctoral Research Associate - August, 2002 – July, 2003
     Honors:

  • Cardiovascular Research Center Training Fellowship

     Activities:

  • North Atlantic Vascular Biology Organization Member

The University of Virginia, Molecular Medicine Program
Dept. of Microbiology and Cancer Center, Health Sciences Center
Charlottesville, VA
  Ph.D., 2002 -  Microbiology and Molecular Medicine / Prostate Cancer
     Honors:

  • Michael J. Peach Outstanding Graduate Student Award Finalist - 2001
  • Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation “Paul and Virginia Wright” Fellow (2000-01, 2001-02)
  • Keystone Symposia Student Scholarship Award - 2000
  • 8th Annual GBS Symposium – Best Student Presentation - 2000
  • Molecular Medicine Fellowship

     Lab-Related Activities:

  • participant in Prostate and Breast Cancer Tumor Boards
  • participant in Prostate Program Project grant research meetings
  • participant in PWP weekly research seminar series
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Member
  • American Association for Cancer Research Associate Member

     Extramural Activities:

  • University of Virginia Cycling Team
  • Coach/Player, Soccer Organization of Charlottesville/Albermarle

The Pennsylvania State University, Eberly College of Science, University Park, PA 
B.S., 1996 – Biology (Vertebrate Physiology)

      Honors:

  • Dean’s list - 1996

     Activities:

  • Biology 472/473 Lab Teaching Assistant (1 semester)
  • The Eberly College of Science Student Council Member
  • Duke University Medical Center Child Life Volunteer