UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
member of graduate faculty
Chemistry and Biotechnology
Office: 223 Centennial Science Hall
B.S. University of Missouri - Rolla, 1988
Ph.D. Washington University, 1994
Postdoctoral Fellow National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 1994-1997
My current research interests focus on the study of western herbal medicinal preparations such as Artemesia vulgaris (mugwort) and rose petal tinctures. My students and I examine how the menstruum and methods of preparation influence the concentration of components and levels of activity. We are particularly interested in and studying the following:
Peer Led Team Learning Coordinator – In charge or hiring, supervising and training Peer Leaders as well as scheduling sessions and preparation of workshop activities in coordination with faculty teaching the courses.
UWRF Chem Demon’s Adviser – We have an active group of students that each semester puts on several shows and does hands on activities on campus and as outreach in the community.
I am a biochemist and the director of the interdepartmental Biotechnology Program. I teach introductory chemistry and biochemistry. My research focuses on understanding the processes that lead to replication errors in repetitive and structured DNA sequences.