Ph.D. Neurobiology and Behavior, University of Washington 2005
M.S. Biology, Eastern Michigan University 1997
B.S. Biology, Alma College 1989
I am a systems-level neuroscientist interested in discovering how a person controls movement and how one acquires these skills (motor learning). I believe that if we can reveal the mechanisms underlying motor control and its acquisition, we will be able to apply this understanding to therapeutic treatment of those with motor and learning deficits.
I enjoy working with students to help them learn concepts and specifics within the life sciences, and help them apply this knowledge via critical thinking and developing research skills.
Courses taught at Whitman:
BIOL 111 Biological Principles, with lab.
A major-required introduction to cellular, molecular and organismal biology; Fall, 4 cr
BIOL330 Pathophysiology, with lab.
A major-required intermediate course covering major human organ systems physiology. Spring, 4 cr.
BIOL489, 490 Thesis Research and Data Analysis and Senior Thesis.
BBMB490 Senior Research and Thesis.
Major-required courses across Fall and Spring of senior year. 1-3 cr.