- Doctorates Degree in Immunology, University of Texas El Paso
- Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology
I earned my doctorate degree in Immunology from the University of Texas at El Paso, where my research focused on determining the effects of obesity on the Immune system. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado, I investigated how breast cancer usurps the immune system to evade immune destruction. While doing my second postdoctoral training at Yale University, I looked at the role of RNA binding proteins on cancer progression using a leukemia model. Most recently, my passion for teaching has grown. As a lecturer at Aims Community College I have developed and implemented student-centered learner techniques that will help graduate the next generation of productive members of the community.
My personal interest include staying up with the latest developments in molecular cell biology, immunology and cancer, in addition to playing baseball on Sunday and welding in my free time.