I teach undergraduate and graduate courses on cell/molecular biology and cancer. My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which cancers begin and then later acquire the ability to metastasize. We also study these same mechanisms during tissue regeneration to better understand their normal contexts. By understanding what drives cancer and what prevents complete tissue regeneration, we aim to develop novels therapeutic strategies.
Ph.D. 2009, University of California San Diego
M.S. 2003, California State Polytechnic University Pomona
B.S. 1999, California State Polytechnic University Pomona