Positions

Assistant Professor
Verna and Marrs Mclean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Primary Appointment
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Genetic Manipulation, Genome Engineering, Synthetic Biology, and Human Disease Modeling in Drosophila melanogaster
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
Secondary Appointment
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Research Member
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Program of Cancer Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Assistant Professor
Graduate Program in Developmental Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Assistant Professor
Graduate Program in Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
McNair Scholar
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States
Research member
Center for Drug Discovery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

PhD from Baylor College of Medicine
Developmental Biology
MS from University of Antwerp
Biochemistry
BS from University of Antwerp
Bioengineering
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
Genetic Manipulation, Genome Engineering
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
Genetic Manipulation, Genome Engineering

Honors & Awards

CPRIT Scholar
Baylor College of Medicine
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
Baylor College of Medicine
High Impact Publication Award
Baylor College of Medicine
Graduate Scholarship

Professional Interests

  • Human Disease Modeling
  • Genome Engineering
  • Genetic Manipulation
  • Method Development
  • Technology Development
  • Cellular and organismal model systems
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Transgenesis
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics

Professional Statement

Probing and understanding multigenic biomedical phenomena using state-of-the-art synthetic biology, cell biology, genetics, genome engineering and transgenesis technologies in cellular and organismal model systems

Selected Publications

Funding

Novel Approaches to Probe and Validate Disease Pathways in Drosophila melanogaster
- #N/A
Gift funding from McNair Medical Institute
Novel Approaches to Probe and Validate Cancer Pathways in Drosophila melanogaster
- #R1313
Grant funding from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
The Drosophila Gene Tagging Project: Transgenes with Swappable Protein Tags
- #1R21HG006726
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health
Dissecting Pathways that Regulate Social Behavior in Drosophila melanogaster
- #1-FY14-315
Grant funding from March of Dimes Foundation
Using Cell and Fly Models to Understand Gene Function in Undiagnosed Diseases
- #1R21GM110190
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health
Serotonergic modulation of aggression in Drosophila melanogaster
- #1R01GM109938
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health
Resolving complex systemic endogenous expression patterns into subcellular high-resolution localization
- #1R21OD022981
Grant funding from National Institutes of Health