I am a research associate and facility manager for the Center for Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (CMSP).
I was born here! I grew up in St. Louis Park and currently live in Bloomington.
I graduated from the U, both B.S. and Ph.D in biochemistry, and returned to work here seven years ago.
I spent most of my career as a molecular biologist, doing DNA cloning and site-directed mutagenesis, and recombinant protein expression. I owned a small business for 13 years doing custom cloning and expression projects for researchers at universities and at companies. I came to mass spectrometry through my research with Gary Nelsestuen, who was the former faculty director of the CMSP core facility. Being facility manager fits well with my background running a service lab.
I get to split my time between our two laboratories on the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.
I am also an artist, currently working in printmaking and painting/drawing — I'm focusing on incorporating scientific imagery into my artwork.