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Problems during pregnancy are responsible for several childhood disabilities including seizures and delayed abilities to speak and walk. These disabilities often show up in the children of mothers with medical conditions that cause significant hormonal problems or who drank alcohol during their pregnancy. My laboratory is interested in studying how these birth defects and mental disabilities develop and what treatments can be given in order to prevent them.
I am an assistant professor within the department of veterinary physiology and pharmacology at Texas A&M University. Here, I serve as the instructor of record for two courses studying human embryology and the physiological events of pregnancy. My research program focuses on understanding the biochemical mechanisms by which chromosome structure is altered during development and how these changes serve to regulate gene expression. I am interested in understanding the mechanisms that recruit epigenetic modifiers to specific cohorts of genes, identifying the biochemical machinery directing this process, and understanding how these events are impacted by environmental toxins and teratogens. For the past four years, my laboratory has focused on epigenetic defects arising as a consequence of prenatal alcohol exposure.
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