• Ph.D. Texas A & M University
  • B.S. Ohio State University


I am a biochemist who teaches general chemistry, beginning and advanced biochemistry, and biophysical chemistry. I studied at The Ohio State University and Texas A&M University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Duke University.

My research interests include protein structure and stability, thermodynamic and kinetic analysis of protein conformational changes, and protein conformational diseases.

Since arriving at Davidson, I have teamed with many students to engage in laboratory research, and am actively seeking further research experiences with students as well as reaching out externally for collaborations and funding. I have published articles in such journals as Biochemistry, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Biophysical Journal, Journal of Molecular Biology, Nature Structural Biology, and Protein Science, and I regularly peer review articles for biochemical journals and grant proposals for funding organizations like the National Science Foundation.

Off campus I enjoy reading, foreign and independent movies, board and card games, chess, tennis, golf, hiking, and trips to the mountains or the beach.


CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry

CHE 115 Principles of Chemistry

CHE 230 Introduction to Biological Chemistry

CHE 330 Experimental Biological Chemistry

CHE 430 Seminar in Biological Chemistry