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Research Associate


My career has been built around structure, whether it be the structure of DNA aptamers, membrane proteins, or lipid membranes and I continue that trend in Loren Hough’s laboratory. Building on Kathryn Wall’s work, I am studying the interactions between the disorder C-terminal tails of tubulin and microtubule- associated proteins (MAPs) that also contain disordered regions. To enhance our understanding of such interactions, I utilize solution NMR to probe these interacting regions.

Research Experience

  • Oak Ridge National Lab, 2015-2017
  • Case Western Reserve University, 2012-2014


  • PhD Applied Physics in Biophysics, Portland State University 2012
  • MS Physics, Portland State University 2010
  • BS Physics, University of California, Riverside 2007

Honors and Awards

  • Acceptance to EMBO Structure, dynamics, and function of biomacromolecules by
    solution NMR, 2017
  • Visual sciences training program grant (NIHT32), 2012-2013
  • G-protein coupled receptor retreat annual meeting poster award, 2013
  • Bruce Walton award, Portland State University, 2011