I joined Quinnipiac in the fall of 2012. During the 2011-2012 school year I served as a Visiting Assistant professor at Clark University in Worcester, MA, where my wife is a faculty member in the Department of Biology. From 2009-2011 I was an Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology at California State University, Fresno, and prior to that I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Kewalo Marine Laboratory in Honolulu, HI.
I am a developmental biologist, which means that I am interested in the mechanisms through which a single-celled egg gives rise to an entire multicellular adult organism. In particular, I am interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in morphogenesis, or the generation of form and structure in the embryo, and how these mechanisms have been modified during animal evolution.
For more information, click the link to my lab website, below.