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I am an assistant professor in the Biology department at Carleton College. My research interests center on understanding how structure informs function — how does thinking about the shape of something inform our understanding of how it works?

In the lab, we use tools from biochemistry, structural biology, molecular biology, and cell biology to investigate the role of the ly6 protein family in regulating the function of neuronally important receptors and proteins. In the classroom, we are interested in developing new molecular visualization tools to facilitate the incorporation of 3D models for the teaching of molecular structure and function.