449A Victoria Building
3500 Victoria Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
My program of research investigates the genomic underpinnings of preeclampsia, including the endolgin pathway's role in preeclampsia development. I am also interested in exploring the genomic/epigenomic underpinnings of additional pregnancy phenotypes characterized by maternal vascular maladaptation to pregnancy (e.g., utero-placental malperfusion lesions) and how these phenotypes are linked to the development of later life cardiovascular disease.
NUR 1690: Introduction to Genetics & Molecular Therapeutics (co-teaching Spring 2016)
I am a member of the American Society for Human Genetics; the Association of Women's Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN); the International Society of Nurses in Genetics; Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and the Society for Reproductive Investigation. I was part of the conference planning committee for the AWHONN 2015 PA State Conference "Bridging the Gap: A Health Care Update About Women and Newborns." I have also co-chaired Sigma Theta Tau's Eta Chapter Scholar's Night and served on their Research Award Grant Review Committee.