Research/Areas of Interest:

My research interests include maternal tobacco cessation and pregnancy, genetics of teratogens, placenta epigenetics. My role in the Wallingford Lab is to perform gene expression experiments that test whether a specific gene’s absence impacts the expression of other genes that control placenta development in mice. The techniques I use for this include polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to genotype tissues, quantitative RT-PCR for assessing gene expression level, and in situ hybridization to observe RNA localization.


BA Anthropology, Union College, Schenectady, NY
PhD Student, Psychology, Antioch University of New England, Keene, NH