College / University
Arizona State University, Tempe
Bachelor of Science
SDS-PAGE, western blotting, immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy, MALDITOF mass spectrometry, PCR, DNA gel electrophoresis, cell transformation/transfection, chemotaxis assays, etc.
Projects / Research
05/2007 – 12/2007: Analysis and characterization of sperm chemoattractants in mouse and frog species
Burnett LA, Boyles SA, Spencer CD, Bieber AL, Chandler DA (2008) Xenopus tropicalis allurin: Expression, purification, and characterization of a sperm chemoattractant that exhibits cross-species activity, Dev Biol
Scholarships / Awards
2008 – 2009:
Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2003 – 2007:
ASU University Scholarship
2003 – 2007:
ASU President's Scholarship
SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS
Based on my experience so far, I am interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of sexual reproduction. The unbelievable complexity and selectivity evident in every step of this vital process fascinates me, and the potential benefits of a more comprehensive understanding in this field have motivated me in my research. However, there are many aspects of biology that offer equally stimulating opportunities for research, and I look forward to discovering where my interests will lead me as I continue in my career.