I work as a Biochemistry Senior Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences and an honorary member of the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Liverpool. I am the programme director for the biochemistry degree.
Before Liverpool, from 2010 to 2017 I worked as an Assistant then Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Physical Sciences department at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) in Portales, New Mexico, USA which offers Biochemistry/Chemistry undergraduate and graduate programs. Before coming to ENMU, I worked as an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry/Biochemistry department at Mount Allison University, Canada (2008-2010), a Post-Doc at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, Canada (2004-2008), a Ph.D student at Cambridge University, UK (1999-2004), an English and Chemistry Teacher in Jalisco, Mexico (1998-1999), a Research Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline (1996-1997) and an Undergraduate student at Leeds University, UK (1994-1998).
My research lab uses biophysical tools to probe protein structure, dynamics and interactions to gain a deeper understanding of protein interaction specificity. I am also interested in pedagogical research to better understand student success in the lab. I am always looking for new undergrads and graduate students to work in my lab.