Joining Wake Forest in the Summer of 2017 I am a biochemist with more than 10 years of experience in interdisciplinary biomedical research. My training encompasses biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics, pharmacology, immunohistochemistry, and cancer research; and I gained research experience in both industrial and academic settings.
My current focus is on technology development, particularly on designing tools to study DNA-protein interactions and I was major contributor to the development of a groundbreaking novel tool to study these interactions, named Hybridization Capture of Chromatin-Associated Proteins for Proteomics (HyCCAPP).
I'm interested in applying the HyCCAPP technology to study transcription regulation and the effect of promoter variants on protein binding, especially at loci that lead to changes in gene expression and increased disease risk.
My studies are done as part of the research group led by Dr. Michael Olivier.