Associate Professor of Biology
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco, Cell Biology (2008)
B.A., Columbia University, Biology (2000)
As a graduate student at University of California, San Francisco, I studied the genetic regulation of centrosome structure, function, and positioning and the mechanisms dictating internal cellular organization using the unicellular alga Chlamydomonas. I went on to characterize the role of the centrosome during epithelial polarization in C. elegans, working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. I started my lab in the Biology Department in 2014. In my lab, we study structural changes that occur at the cellular level during normal development and in disease. In particular, we are interested in understanding how microtubules become spatially organized in different cell types during cell differentiation.