Professor of Biology

B.S. - Mars Hill College
M.S. - Wake Forest University
Ph.D. - University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Phone - 540-568-3047
Fax - 540-568-3333
Office - Bioscience 2016F

Office Hours

Courses:   Organisms Lab (BIO 114), Human Physiology (BIO 270), Scientific Perspectives (GSCI 104)

Research Interests:

Although inactive, my primary research interest is translational control of early embryonic development. Unfertilized eggs have all the components needed to synthesize proteins, yet they do so at a barely detectable rate. Upon fertilization or artificial activation, the zygotes begin producing developmentally significant proteins at a very high rate. The fundamental question I have sought to answer concerns why unfertilized eggs fail to use their vast protein synthetic machinery.

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