I have been working in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest School of Medicine as a lab tech since January 1994, and have been with Dr. Jones since March 2006. Previously, I was involved in behavioral studies looking at the effects of drugs of abuse on learning/memory and reward. Since working for Dr. Jones I have learned several new techniques, such as voltammetry (anesthetized in vivo and in vitro), HPLC, alcohol and protein assays. I am working mostly on projects looking at the neurobiology of cocaine addiction and alcohol abuse. Several years ago I was able to go back to school while still working here, to get a second degree in photography, and I hope to have my own studio some day.
Graduated May 1992 from Appalachian State University with a BS in Biology (Naturalist), and a minor in Chemistry
Attended graduate school at the University of West Florida while also working at the Environmental Protection Agency
Graduated August 2002 from Randolph Community College with an Associates Degree in Biomedical Photography