B.Sc. Biology Virginia Tech (1990)
M.Sc. Horticulture Virginia Tech (2007)
Ph.D. Forestry Virginia Tech (2017)
I joined the Staff at Virginia Tech in the Department of Horticulture in 1998 and currently am a staff member of the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech. Along the way, I decided to pursue a Master of Science degree in Horticulture with emphasis in molecular biology and continued my education by pursuing a PhD in the Forestry Department at Virginia Tech. My primary research interests have been investigating the role transcription factors play during wood development at the genomic and proteomic level. I have a broad background in plant biotechnology and enjoy helping others with their research. When not doing research, I enjoy hiking with my dogs, fishing, racquetball, Karate, and ATV riding.