About Me


B.S., 2003, Genetics, University of California-Davis

Ph.D., 2009, Biological Sciences, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Academic Appointments

3/1/17-8/1/17 Independent Researcher, Santa Rosa, CA

2014-2/28/17 Adjunct faculty, Washington University in St. Louis, Dept. of Biology

2013-2/28/17 Adjunct faculty, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Dept. of Biology

2013-2/28/17 Assistant Member, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

2009-2013 Post-doc, U.C. Davis, Lab of Neelima Sinha

2004-2009 PhD student, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Lab of Marja Timmermans

Honors and Awards

2017 Donald R. Kaplan Memorial Lecture in Comparative Development, Botanical Society of America (BSA)

2015 American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Early Career Award

2012-2013 Grape Research Coordination Network (GRCN), Research Grant

2011 MicroMORPH Symposium Travel Award

2010-2013 Life Sciences Research Fellowship, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Fellow

2004-2009 George A. and Marjorie H. Anderson Fellow (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

2004-2007 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

1999-2003 University of California Regents’ Scholar

1999-2003 Ernest and Julio Gallo Scholarship and Intern Program