Director of Laboratory Services
Department of Biology
What attracted you to biology?
A desire to understand the diversity of life on our planet and the evolution of that life over time.
We couldn’t help but notice your bio-inspired body art. Why tattoos?
I look at them as art, but art that becomes part of you and ages with you. Whether your tattoo has a specific meaning or not, it becomes a memento of who you were at a point in time.
The chambered nautilus, Nautilus pompilius, which I have on my right forearm.
Fav way to recharge?
I love spending time with my kids but spending time with my wife, Kat, is the best way for me to recharge. She is an incredibly creative person and my best friend.
Paleontology. If things go as planned, I will be joining Dr. Ken Lacovara’s paleontology lab this fall to begin work on my PhD.