About Me

My research concerns the molecular mechanisms of type 2 diabetes and the effects of iron on metabolism and risk for chronic diseases. These studies encompass basic mechanistic approaches using animal and cell culture models, as well as multicenter human clinical trials. I am also committed to supporting and mentoring other translational investigators at Wake Forest, and have a part-time appointment at the Salisbury VA Medical Center. 

Education Program Involvement

Molecular Medicine and Translational Science PhD
Program Research Interest: Analytical approaches to molecular and cellular synthesis, structure and function, genetics and gene regulation, cell communications, organ systems, pathophysiology