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Project/Area of Research: Nicotinic Receptors and Synapses
I was born and raised in Toledo; and I am excited about the research and scientific advances that are made in my hometown. I am honored to assist in furthering the scientific knowledge and potentially develop treatments and cures for future UTMC patients.
Project/Area of Research: The effects of targeted deletion of the Hand2 gene on the
enteric nervous system.
I have been living in Toledo since 1989. I just got married to my lovely wife, Amanda, in October of 2009 and have been enjoying the married life ever since. I enjoy volunteering at CedarCreek Church where my wife and I attend. I like sports of all kinds and have recently been playing Ultimate Frisbee in my free time.
Project/Area of Research: The role of MDMA and L-Dopa toxicity on cultured 5-HT neurons.
I have worked in several labs primarily in the areas of biochemistry and molecular biology. This experience has exposed me to a variety of research including work on heterotrimeric G proteins, apoptotic and DNA mismatch repair proteins and most recently proteins targeted by amphetamine use.
After living most of my childhood in Bangkok, I came to the United States to earn my bachelor’s degree. I have enjoyed being in the lab ever since. I have worked in several research labs and for a salivary diagnostic company in Pennsylvania. In 2011, I relocated to Toledo with my husband and found a great opportunity in the Neuroscience Department at UT. In my free time, I am always on the lookout for great restaurants and used bookstores.
I grew up in a suburb of Toledo and have remained in the area my whole life. I had
the pleasure of hearing a guest lecture from Dr. Yamamoto in my Neurobiology class
at UT, and from that moment on I was determined to be part of his research. I now
have the opportunity to further scientific knowledge of drug addiction and neurotoxicity,
which is so important in a world where drug addiction is damaging the lives of so
many people. I can help spread the knowledge that drug addiction is a medical disorder,
not simply a “moral” issue.