I joined the Westminster Department of Biology in the fall of 2001. I teach Molecular Genetics & Heredity and Recombinant DNA as well as a number of introductory courses for the major and the Westminster liberal arts curriculum. My research interests focus on inhibition of microbial pathogens using oligonucleotides, and expression of Hox genes during salamander limb regeneration. Areas of teaching interest include scientifc literacy and enhanced dissemination and understanding of the Human Genome Project (HGP). I am also co-coordinator of the molecular biology major and currently serve on the Medical Professions Advisory Committee (MedPAC).