I am originally from Tucson, Arizona where I did my Bachelors degree in Veterinary Medicine and a Masters degree in Animal Science. While I was there I worked on everything from catfish to cows, then decided to head to Boston for more training in cell and molecular biology.
My doctorate work was at Boston University School of Medicine and I studied the role of the A2B adenosine receptor on mesenchymal stem cell differentiation and bone formation. My first love is the adipocyte and my current research in the Lee Lab is on the role that the alpha-arrestin ARRDC3 has on diabetes and obesity.
Besides doing research I also enjoy teaching and working with students. And when I’m not doing either of those I’m home with my dogs or out looking for wildlife.