The goal of this site is to provide easy access to information and resources related to the courses I teach, the research we do in my lab, and other work I do for the college and the scientific community.

I regularly teach Bio110 (first semester majors-level Introductory Biology), Microbiology, a non-majors Public Health course, Cell & Molecular Research Methods, and Genome Analysis. Most of my courses have labs that I also teach. The course-related information includes syllabi, assignments, lab protocols, and relevant links, but not PowerPoint files due to their inclusion of copyrighted images from the textbooks. If you are a Lyco student, the PowerPoint files are available on the course Moodle site.

The research in my laboratory focuses on characterizing novel bacterial species we discover in my Microbiology course, which includes a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE). This has led in many interesting directions, particularly in the areas of Phylogenomics. We are attempting to assemble an easy-to-follow pipeline to help others describe new species. We will assist whenever possible, and welcome guests in our lab. We have sequenced more than 100 microbial genomes over the past decade. Please visit the research page to see our progress.

At the college, I serve on the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), am the contact person for Medical Technology and was the director of the Covid surveillance testing lab in 2021 & Spring 2022.