I have a Sc.B from Brown University with a concentration in chemistry. My Ph.D in chemistry is from Wesleyan and involved research on the antibiotic vancomycin. I did postdoctoral research on the ribosome at Yale University and at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology. I taught at Armstrong State College and at Tarrant County Community College before joining Sullivan in 2001. My hobbies include theater, traveling and reading.