I am a developmental biologist by training, having dabbled in worm regeneration, zebrafish nutrition, and the wiring of fruit flies. I earned my B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I realized I was more a biologist than an engineer so I headed off to graduate school. I received a PhD in Developmental Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. I’m currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the NIH in Bethesda, MD exploring neuronal circuits that control innate behaviors in fruit flies. I’m also a DIY enthusiast, knitter and baker. I’m working on taking my “talents” to the science
policy arena and making the bridge between science and improving society.
I’ll be sharing my random internet finds and thoughts on a range of science and health topics. The views expressed at The Finch & Pea are my personal views and do not represent my current employer, past employers, or future employers.