|Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biological Sciences
Room 388 Conant Science Building
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Tel: (508) 531-1496 Fax: (508) 531-1785
My area of research uncovers the effects of acute and chronic ethanol exposure on circadian rhythms in mammals, particularly rodent models. I study:
The effects of chronic ethanol intake and ethanol preference on the mammalian circadian pacemaker.
Characterizing circadian pacemaker functioning in high and low ethanol-preferring strains of mice.
The effects of other GABAergic drugs (e.g. benzodiazepines) on the mammalian circadian pacemaker.
Characterizing the chronobiological and genetic correlates of ethanol preference in mice.
I am also attempting to elucidate the genetic interactions of ethanol drinking and circadian rhythms in Drosophila melanogaster.After graduating from the University of Maine, I spent a year as a Visiting Faculty Fellow at Colby College, Waterville, ME before joining the Department of Biology, at Bridgewater State University, in 2010.
BIOL 100 – General Principles of Biology
BIOL 251/252 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II
B.A. 2004, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY; Biology, History, Classical Studies
Ph.D. 2009, University of Maine, Orono, ME; Neuroscience