Positions

Assistant Professor
Pediatrics
Hem-Onc Cell & Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States

Education

BA from Trinity College Dublin
PhD from Trinity College Dublin
Postdoctoral Fellowship at LaJolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology
Molecular mechanisms of apoptosis
Postdoctoral Fellowship at St Jude Children's Research Hospital
Molecular mechanisms of apoptosis

Professional Statement

The focus of my lab is to determine how caspases function in apoptosis and non-apoptotic processes to protect from disease. We develop and use imaging-based methodologies to interrogate activation of distinct caspases in normal and transformed cells and how their activation impacts cell fate. A major focus of the lab is to investigate the role of caspase-2 as a tumor suppressor. Our overall goal is to determine how caspase pathways can be manipulated for preventative and therapeutic purposes.

Selected Publications