I have always been keenly interested in how our bodies metabolize energy, how the immune system works and how genetic information is processed and transmitted. I felt that I just had to understand the complexities of the biological functions carried out in our bodies every day. I worked very hard in school and my grade point average was in the top 1% of my graduating class. When I entered college, I decided to get two bachelor's degrees in order to give me thorough training. My first degree was in biology and my second was in medical technology. I worked as a medical technologist at Stamford Hospital for three years but then I wanted to do biomedical research. I soon began at Yale University and worked side by side with some of the top research scientists in the world. I continued there for fifteen years. I have many publications with them in some of the top scientific journals in the world. I have also been fascinated by world history and it has been a very strong interest of mine for many years. Additionally, during my time as a graduate student, I was required to teach the laboratory portions of college biology and advanced biochemistry. I was very pleased to learn at the end of the courses, that my students felt I was the best teaching assistant they had at all of their courses at UConn. So, with the knowledge I have accumulated over the years and the strong desire I have to help other people, I look forward to working diligently together with students to achieve their best possible success in the academic world.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Connecticut - Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Graduate Degree: University of Connecticut - Master of Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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