I completed my PhD in the lab of Dr. Hilary Ashe at the University of Manchester, England. My thesis investigated the differentiation of Drosophila germline stem cells, where I discovered my passion for awkward and repetitive dissections. I undertook my postdoctoral research with Dr. Iswar Hariharan at the University of California, Berkeley, studying tissue regeneration. I started my lab at ASU in 2018, and currently teach Tissue Regeneration and Stem Cell Biology (BIO 494/598), General Genetics (BIO 340) and the MCB graduate program seminar series (MCB 501/701). I can usually be found hanging around my labs distracting my grad students, or in Starbucks. I also enjoy running, walking my lab/collie mix and going to the pub.