Individualized Research-Oriented College Credit (iROCC)

Meet our Mentors

My research interests are focused on caveats of neonatal immune response to determine what factors contribute to the increased susceptibility of children to respiratory pathogens.  My laboratory uses a wide variety of techniques to address medically significant questions spanning the fields microbiology, immunology and physiology.

Using invertebrate models, I investigate the physiological state of the cell as an indication of environmental conditions and how this physiological state is connected to cell and tissue behavior, and thus, the growth, development, and reproduction of the organism.  These investigations are examined in the context of the evolutionary history of these systems.

My interest is in biology education research that determines the best practices and methods to educate scientists and health professionals. My specific interest in is instilling and assessing transferable skills learned in the classroom.  As such my current projects include critical thinking about misconceptions, information literacy, and communication.

Contact  iROCC at or 317.955.6331


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