About me

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I am particularly interested at present in how the nanoscale¬†spatial organization of chromatin is regulated during development to affect gene expression. Background I grew up on the Mid-Atlantic Coast of the United States with an abiding love for the outdoors and a fascination with things that live and grow. As a undergraduate I studied Physics and Molecular Biology at Princeton, […]

Lab picnic at Foothills Preserve

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We had a nice end-of-summer outing — a picnic and short hike around the Foothills Nature Preserve in Los Altos, followed by ice cream. We’ve really enjoyed having Mirae and Zack with us in the lab this summer and hope they can find some time in their busy schedules to continue to help out in the lab once classes start. […]

Lab hike in Big Basin

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Our first lab outing was a hike to Berry Creek Falls from the ocean side of Big Basin State Park. We walked 14 miles in near-perfect weather and enjoyed homemade ice cream sandwiches on the trail. On the way home we stopped in Pescadero for some artichoke bread and a look at some small (and very energetic) goats.