College of Arts and Sciences

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Associate Professor


  • Western Illinois University, 2003, B.S.
  • Arizona State University, 2008, Ph.D.

Other Information

The biosynthesis of sunscreens and exopolysaccharides by cyanobacteria in response to ultraviolet radiation and oxidative stress. Molecular genetics of sunscreen production in cyanobacteria, with an emphasis on the regulation of biosynthesis and on characterizing associated genes. Other interests include microbial ecology and community analysis, stress physiology, and secondary metabolites of cyanobacteria.