Research areas I study include genetics, genomics, cancer genetics, molecular genetics and cytogenetics. I have a strong interest in identifying the genetic causes of inherited disorders and cancer using different technologies, including SNP microarray analysis, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis and standard chromosome analysis.
I was inspired to pursue this field of research by the impressive researchers Drs. Anne Marie Block and Avery Sandberg. Also, the courses I took in high school and college led me to these specific research interests.
Throughout my career, I have received notable recognitions, including receiving a first-place poster competition award at the Cancer Genomics Consortium meeting in Denver, Colorado in 2017. My poster centered on analyzing genomic copy number changes in leukemic cells from patients with iAMP21.
I have more than 20 years’ experience in human genetics and first joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1999. My research has been published in a number of respected journals, such as Genetics in Medicine, Cancer Genetics, The Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatric Blood Cancer, American Journal of Human Genetics, American Journal of Medical Genetics and Journal of Clinical Immunology.