Degree Status: Post-DocAdvisor: Rich Schwartz
B.S. in Biology, Calvin College
Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University
My research focuses on the normal mammary gland and breast cancer etiology. My graduate training was in hormone action in the breast, and I examined progesterone receptor expression, regulation, and signaling during normal development. I am currently studying the impact of dietary fat content on normal mammary gland and breast tumor development.
I became a scientist to be part of the pursuit to better understand our world and apply that knowledge to improve quality of life. I love to learn new things and to be part of the knowledge discovery process, whether that is in a laboratory or a classroom. I enjoy the continually changing nature of science.