Bioinformatics and Genomics
Medical Genetics- Human and Animal
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Genetics
How long have you been a faculty member at Texas A&M?
Almost 11 years.
What made you choose to join the A&M faculty?
Texas A&M has exceptional life-sciences programs (genetics, biomedical science, veterinary medicine, statistics, etc) as well as outstanding facilities and institutional resources. It’s a very unique place to do research.
What makes A&M stand out above other institutions? What is the best part about being part of the Genetics program?
The breadth of research.
How have your experiences in the Genetics graduate program shaped your thinking?
It’s had an enormous effect on my way of thinking, my career, and how I train students. I received my PhD in Genetics from Texas A&M, so I’ve had the unique experience of training in the program as well as training students in it.
How would you describe the atmosphere of the Genetics program with regard to collegiality (between students, students and faculty, faculty and faculty, etc…)?
It’s great. Everyone I’ve interacted with is very collegial and collaborative.
What is your favorite conference to go to? And why?
The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) annual science symposium and gala. The parents and care-givers of individuals with Angelman syndrome attend the meeting, so it’s a unique experience to see the importance and impact of our research. It’s very inspiring.
When I am not in the lab, I am…
Spending time with my family and sleeping.
My favorite restaurant in College Station is?
What is the most gratifying aspect about mentoring graduate students?
Watching them succeed in their careers.
Who is your famous role model?
Do you have any pet peeves?
Do you have any hidden talents?
Not that I am aware of.
Do you have any pets? If so, please tell us about them.
A Pembroke Welsh Corgi. She runs the family.