Welcome to my website! I joined the Chemistry Department in September 2002. I am an analytical chemist by training and teach courses in general, environmental and analytical chemistry. The goal of my research program is to engage students interested in a variety of different types of projects. These have ranged from environmental to materials and more recently microbiological.
Recent work with my colleague. Elizabeth Glater, examines olfaction in the nematode C. elegans and how it relates to its feeding preferences. This work at the interface between analytical chemistry and neuroscience is opening new research opportunities for students interested in both disciplines.
This year I began collaborating with scientists at Markes and SepSolve on the development of a new instrument for volatile biomarker research. We hope to have the instrument running in time for summer 2021 research.