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After graduating from Duke with a BS in Bio (certificate in Marine Bio) I worked at Children's Hospital Boston, Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the Harvard Medical School for 4 years as a senior technician managing a 100,000+ zebrafish facility, conducting chromosome walking experiments for grad ant post grad members of the lab, cloned zebrafish orthologues of known blood genes (it was a hematology lab), and studied the spatio-temporal expression pattern of those genes in developing zebrafish embryos.
After 4 years as a tech I attended Washington University in St. Louis where I received a PhD from the School of Medicine. My work revolved around an (at the time) novel protein involved in cell adhesion. This was all done in a mouse knockout model and cells derived from null embryos/newborns. I discovered that Ajuba (my protein) was expressed at sites of cell-cell and cell-substrate adhesion. On top of that, cells lacking Ajuba were either slower walkers (fibroblasts) or defective in cell-cell adhesion (skin keratinocytes). I went on to demonstrate that in both cases, Ajuba acted as both a bridge to the underlying actin cytoskeleton, but also activated the small GTPas Rac, known to be required for both functions.

Education

1994

Duke University

Biology

2004

Washington University in St Louis

Cell & Developmental Biology

2019

Rice University

Business Administration

Degree

1994

Bachelors

2004

Doctorate

2019

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