1993-1994 Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Boston College, Newton, MA. Supervisor: Mary Roberts, Ph.D.

1994-1996 Research Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC. Supervisor: Mark Danielsen, Ph.D.

1996-2002 Graduate Student Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC. Supervisor/mentor: Mark Danielsen, Ph.D.

2002-2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, MD. Supervisor: Gordon L. Hager, Ph.D.

2005- 2009 Instructor, Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern.

Sept. 2009 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern.


Graduate School
Georgetown University (2002)

Research Interest

  • Deregulation of transcriptional pathways in cancer
  • Drug discovery
  • Epigenetic control of gene expression
  • Novel therapeutics for gene expression disorders including cancer
  • The role of Jumonji histone demethylases in cancer
  • Transcriptional regulation by nuclear receptors


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Honors & Awards

  • Dean's LEAD award
  • Abstract Award
    International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (2007)
  • NIH Technology Transfer Award
  • NIH FARE Research Excellence Award
  • Keystone Symposia Travel awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    1994-present (0)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Co-founder and Member of the Nuclear Receptor Resource Project, 1995-present
  • Member of the American Association for Cancer Research, 2005-present
  • Member of the American Society for Cell Biology, 2004-present
  • Member of the Endocrine Society, 1997-present
  • NIH Task Force on Recruitment and Retention of Women, Subcommittee co-chair, 2003-present