Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Anatomic Pathology; Education; Neurobiology
I am a gross anatomist having received formal training in teaching and learning of anatomical sciences from the State University of New York at Buffalo. My doctoral research focused on understanding how brain oligodendrocytes are affected by oxidative stress throughout development and in adulthood using mouse and human cerebral organoid models. The overall hypothesis was, oligodendrocytes are damaged by oxidative stress but their precursor cells have significant regenerative capacity which may be augmented through stimulation of mitochondrial function.
Currently, my professional interest and focus since graduation has been teaching anatomical science at both the undergraduate and graduate level. These teaching activities include Human Gross Anatomy and Neuroanatomy. I am also involved in assisting the development of anatomical models and documentation to further students learning in and outside of the classroom.