I joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2002 after training as a molecular and cellular biologist. I have an extensive background and long-term interest in immunology. Currently, I investigate the role and mechanisms of Rho family GTPases in T lymphocyte development and function.
Since beginning my work, I helped discover the role of Rho GTPases in T lymphocyte metabolism, which is important for T lymphocyte-mediated autoimmunity and allergy. Also, I helped determine the role of Rho family GTPases in anti-tumor T cell immunity.
My research has consistently been supported by National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards. I am also a reviewer of NIH grants for others’ research projects.