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Assistant Professor, Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Physiology

Research Interests

My research interests are in understanding the detrimental effects of ethanol and other drugs of abuse, such as cannabinoids, during early development, the underlying mechanisms of these birth defects and genes that modify susceptibility to prenatal teratogens. My lab uses a wide variety of techniques ranging from mouse behavioral phenotyping and high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to in situ hybridization, molecular biology and RNA-seq to answer these important questions about what drugs of abuse do to the developing embryo and how they cause these effects.

Recent Publications

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    1025B Thurston-Bowles Bldg

    104 Manning Drive

    CB# 7178

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599