Specialties: reproductive aging and orthopedic disease
A major goal of my research program is to understand the impact of the ovarian microenvironment of health disparities in postreproductive female mammals. An additional focus is the manifestation of these health disparities in orthopedic disease. There are current openings in my lab.
Projects in my lab fall within two broad program objectives:
My research program is currently supported by start-up funds.
I was born and raised in Northern California and completed my degree work at the University of California, Davis, with an M.S. in Transgenics and a B.S. in Animal Science. Upon completion of my Ph.D. in Physiology with a specialization in reproductive biology in 2007, I accepted a Postdoctoral position at the School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania receiving additional training in Clinical Orthopedics, Stem Cells, and Gene Therapy. At the conclusion of my NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2013, I accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Physiology in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University.