The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
My interests focus on career and professional development for students in the biomedical sciences. Specifically, I am interested in the development and implementation of curriculum and ancillary activities that enhance biomedical training and biomedical workforce career readiness. My goal is to establish, evaluate, and share best practices in biomedical graduate education and career development to improve outcomes related to career readiness, milestone attainment, and overall satisfaction with graduate training. Another goal is to examine the utility of career goal setting and attainment through the use of individual development planning (IDP). Scientifically, my prior research experience from my graduate training was in the area of cell biology, where I described the initial molecular mechanistic steps for building the stacks of discs that comprise the photoreceptor visual compartment. This work established that discs form via retention of ectosomal vesicles and subsequent membrane evagination. Accompanying studies also examined protein trafficking in photoreceptor cells.
Education & Training
PhD, Duke University, 2015