Our focus is on building computational models of complex biological processes, and using these models to guide an experimental program. Such an approach leads to a relatively rapid identification and validation of previously unknown components and interactions. Biological systems of interest include metabolic, regulatory and signaling networks as well as cell-cell interactions. Current research involves the dynamic behavior of NF-kappaB, an important family of transcription factors whose aberrant activity has been linked to oncogenesis, tumor progression, and resistance to chemotherapy.
Honors & Awards
Robert Black Postdoctoral Fellow, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation (2004-2006)
Ezra Taft Benson Presidential Scholar, Brigham Young University (1991-1997)
Ph.D., UCSD, Bioengineering/ Bioinformatics (2003)
M.S., UCSD, Bioengineering (2002)
B.S., Brigham Young University, Chemical Engineering (1997)