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MGM Graduate Student
230 Jones Building
Box 3580 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710
Phone: (919) 684-7108
Fax: (919) 684-7109
Research Interest: Host pathogen interactions
I grew up in the small town of Northborough, Massachusetts where I met and married my high school sweetheart. I did my undergraduate work at Providence College, (Providence, RI), where I majored in biology. I was first introduced to research science in the lab of Fr. Nicanor Austriaco, where we studied the roles of apoptosis and autophagy on aging in the budding yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. After completing my undergraduate work, I moved back to Massachusetts and took a job at the Ragon Institute of Harvard, MIT, and Massachusetts General Hospital in the laboratory of Abraham Brass. There we used a functional genomics approach to identify viral dependency factors for infection. After two years, I decided to move south and attend Duke University. I have joined the laboratory of Jörn Coers where I will be examining the interferon based host defense system. Specifically, I am working to identify and characterize the components of the pathogen containing vacuole or PCV.
When not in lab I enjoy reading, watching sports especially football, and college hoops, and video gaming.
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