I have a PhD from the University of Kansas Medical School. I am currently a University professor with expertise ranging from doing ecological work in the tropical jungles around the world studying biodiversity to looking at gene expression and embryonic development of vertebrates. In particular, I study the evolution and development of reptile and amphibian body plans. I am a big fan of having a broad breadth in all scientific disciplines and am always learning new lab techniques and immersin... [more]
I teach a University course in Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. In the lab I also work on all major groups of amniotes as well as cephalopods so bridge the vertebrate and invertebrate realms. I am also writing a book on reptile embryonic development. I have a PhD from the University of Kansas Medical School.
I do research in biomedical genetics. I teach University level Genetics and Developmental Genetics. I am active in developing lab tools and using them to understand how the vertebrate body develops and has evolved.