Assistant Professor; at Lafayette since Fall 2009.

I teach

  • General Biology 101
  • Developmental Biology 212
  • Biology of Women FYS 190
  • Biological Pattern Formation 338
  • Cell Biology 277

Research in my lab focuses on cell movements during sexual reproduction and early embryonic development. My current research is on pollination and pollen cell behaviors in flowering plants. After pollen grains are captured by a flower, pollen tubes emerge from the grains, carrying the sperm nuclei to the eggs for fertilization. Studying the interplay between pollen grain structures, pollen tube behaviors and mating success has led us to questions about both biomechanics and evolution.


Office: Kunkel 203                                                   Postal Address: Department of Biology
Office Phone: 610-330-5465                                                               Lafayette College
Fax: 610-330-5705                                                                                Easton, PA 18042