Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Sciences Missouri State University Springfield, MO


Campus Award Scholarship, Drury University (1997-2001)  Tri-Beta Honors Society (Biology Academic Honors), Drury University (2000)  Dean’s List, Drury University (1997, 2000)  Diabetes Now!, Invited Speaker on behalf of Owen McGuinness, Ph.D.- “Obesity, Diabetes, and Your Health”, LP Field, Nashville, TN (March 2011)  Demonstration of Heart Anatomy, Boys Exploring Science and Technology (BEST) Camp, Vanderbilt University (June 2011)  Poster Judge, Vanderbilt Summer Science Academy for undergraduate research, Vanderbilt University (August 2011)  Consultant for Laboratory of James Sowers, MD (Euglycemia-Hyperinsulinemic Metabolic Clamp in the Conscious Mouse”, University of Missouri-Columbia (July 23-27, 2012)  Faculty Grant Awardee for “Impact of Gut Microbiota on the Severity of Acute Inflammatory Bowel Disease using a Novel Reporter Mouse Model” Missouri State University (January 2013)  Short Term Visiting Scholarship Awardee, American Association of Anatomists, Catheterization in Rats (Nov 2013)  Guest Lecture, Biotechnology (BMS 540), The 2007 Nobel Prize and Biotechnology (Missouri State University, 2-11-14)  Pre-Dental Society Faculty Sponsor, Biomedical Sciences Dept, MSU 2013-present  Graduate Council, Executive Committee-Member at large, Missouri State University (Fall 2014-present)  Manuscript review, Journal of Applied Physiology, Nov 2014

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