I am an Associate Professor and Chair of the Health Studies Department, with a cross-appointment in Biology, and am the Head of Science Programming in Public Health at Wilfrid Laurier University. My research interests are divided between the laboratory and lecture hall. In the lab, my primary focus is developing economically and medically relevant cell lines, and developing in vitro models for the study of microsporidian parasites. Pedagogical research includes developing accessible university science programming for the visually impaired and utilizing knowledge of memory formation to design lectures for optimal student recall.
My role at Wilfrid Laurier University includes lecturing in Anatomy & Physiology and Cell & Molecular Biology in the Health Studies BASc program, and I am the Administrator for the science facility at the Brantford campus.
I am a member of the Canadian Society of Zoologists (CSZ), Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).