I am a Research Fellow currently working at the Life Sciences Institute of the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was born in Pickering, Ontario, Canada and moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada where I attended Bishop Carroll High School and the University of Calgary before moving to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
I completed a Bachelor's of Science in Biochemistry in the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Calgary. During this time, I had my first laboratory experience as an undergraduate thesis student with Dr. David Waisman.
I did my doctoral work in Biochemistry in Dr. Greg Moorhead's Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Greg is an expert in protein phosphorylation, especially protein serine/threonine phosphatases. During this time I worked on the identification and characterization of several protein phosphatases in mammalian cells.
Since 2005, I have been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Dr. Alan Saltiel's Laboratory at the Life Sciences Institute of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Click here for my current research interests.