I grew up in Okemos, MI and attended Michigan State University in East Lansing, just a mere 5 miles from from my hometown. While at MSU, I worked in various laboratories as an undergraduate with my research focuses ranging from auto-immunity to colonic motility. I graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. Following graduation, I worked for Dr. Gregory Fink at MSU researching salt-induced hypertension.
In July 2007, I moved to Denver, CO and enrolled in the pharmacology graduate program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. I joined the laboratory of Dr. Dennis Petersen, where I investigated the role of oxidative stress in the alcoholic liver. I graduated with a Ph.D. in March 2012 and joined the Marnett lab as a postdoc in August 2012.
I am an avid MSU basketball and football fan and follow the Detroit Tigers religiously. I also enjoy golfing, fishing and spending time with my wife, Ellie.