I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Department and the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Previously I held an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Cech at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
How I got here
At the age of four, I moved with my family to Indonesia. That was a defining event in my childhood, giving me an appreciation for the planet as a whole, and the different ways that people around the world live. Later in life, I continued these peripatetic ways. After attending high school in Pennsylvania, I studied at the University of California, followed by moving to Australia - and then back to the United States!
During the completion of the human genome project, I developed a deep and abiding interest in the molecular basis of human disease. This interest blossomed into a life-long commitment to help those suffering from intractable diseases. I received my Ph.D. from the Children’s Medical Research Institute in Australia, where I met my wife. We still have strong ties with Australia and return to visit family, friends, and colleagues as often as we can.
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