Interests & Activities
Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming
Education & Training
PhD, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (NC) (2000)
BS, The College of William and Mary (1996)
Research & Grants
Research Interests for Patients
My research program uses genetics, transcriptomics, epigenomics and animal/cell models of disease to enhance early detection, predict outcome, develop biomarkers, and design personalized therapeutic strategies in lung disease. Specific current disease areas of interest include asthma and allergy in underrepresented minority populations, pulmonary fibrosis, and sarcoidosis. I have been continuously funded by the NIH for 15 years and have published over 150 manuscripts (original articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters) in the field of genomics of lung disease. I teach graduate levels courses in human genetics, genomics and epigenetics. I mentor undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. I am an active training member on multiple NIH-funded training programs at the University of Colorado, deputy director of a T32 in molecular and systems toxicology, and the multi-PI for the NHLBI-sponsored PRIDE Academy: Impact of Ancestry and Gender to omics of lung diseases. As the Chair of the Education Committee for the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine (CCPM), I have developed curriculum for the online Graduate Certificate in Personalized and Genomic Medicine that launched this year and I lead as the Program co-Director.