About Me

My career began at Wake Forest Baptist Health 30-plus years ago with the Department of Comparative Medicine focusing on the use of male and female nonhuman primates as models of coronary heart disease. At the Institute, my research focus is on the use of male and female cynomolgus monkeys as models to study lower urinary tract diseases and use regenerative medicine approaches to find treatments. I am NIH funded to explore cell and chemokine therapies for urinary incontinence and post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction and I have been actively involved in Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine projects to regenerate the lower urinary tract for wounded warriors.

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

Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology PhD 

Program Research Interest: Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Cardiovascular Physiology and Hypertension, Regenerative Medicine, Neuro- and Behavioral Pharmacology, Cancer Therapeutics Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism Lifespan Physiology.