B.S. Biochemistry - BYU
M.S. Zoology - Emphasis in Developmental Biology - BYU
Aliso Viejo, CA
I started working in Dr. Stark's lab as an undergraduate student in 2001. After graduation in 2002, I applied to the Master's program and was accepted in 2003. I continued my research in Dr. Stark's lab, studying the effects of FGFR4 in trigeminal placode cell delamination during neurogenesis in the developing chicken embryo. I graduated in 2006 and began teaching part-time at Utah Valley University, but continued to work in the lab as a Lab Manager until 2008. I have continued to teach various Biology lecture and laboratory courses at multiple colleges for the last 12 years. I am immensely grateful to Dr. Stark for his guidance and for mentoring me through the 5 years I was in his lab. Dr. Stark is a wonderful leader and teacher, and his example helped me to develop the traits I use as a professor in my current position as Associate Faculty in the Biology department at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. I will always be grateful for the time that I spent in the Stark Lab at BYU.