About Us

Meet the PI

Positions

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Graduate Program: Cancer Biology

Sept. 2009 – present Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern

2005 – 2009 Instructor, Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern

2002 – 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Md. Supervisor: Gordon L. Hager, Ph.D.

1996 – 2002 Graduate Student Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Supervisor/mentor: Mark Danielsen, Ph.D.

1994 – 1996 Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Supervisor: Mark Danielsen, Ph.D.

1993 – 1994 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Boston College, Newton, Mass. Supervisor: Mary Roberts, Ph.D.

Education

Georgetown University (2002)

Research Interests

  • Deregulation of transcriptional pathways in cancer
  • Drug discovery
  • Epigenetic control of gene expression
  • Novel therapeutics for gene expression disorders including cancer
  • The role of Jumonji histone demethylases in cancer
  • Transcriptional regulation by nuclear receptors

Honors/Awards

  • Abstract Award - International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (2007)
  • NIH Technology Transfer Award (2004)
  • NIH FARE Research Excellence Award (2003)
  • Keystone Symposia Travel awards (2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa  (1994 – present)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Co-founder and Member of the Nuclear Receptor Resource Project, 1995 – present
  • Member of the American Association for Cancer Research, 2005 – present
  • Member of the American Society for Cell Biology, 2004 – present
  • Member of the Endocrine Society, 1997 – present
  • NIH Task Force on Recruitment and Retention of Women, Subcommittee co-chair, 2003 – present