106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
I received my B.A. in Biological Sciences from Northwestern University. After taking some time to travel abroad, I entered a Ph.D. program in Neuroscience and Behavior at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Working with Dr. Jeff Blaustein, I studied how estradiol and progesterone act in the brain to regulate female reproductive behavior in rats. For my postdoctoral research, I studied molecular mechanisms of progestin receptor action with Dr. Dean Edwards at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. During this post-doc in molecular endocrinology, my research investigated the function of nuclear receptor coactivators in progestin receptor function in breast cancer cells. In establishing my own research lab, I’ve combined these areas to study the molecular mechanisms of estrogen and progestin receptor action in the rodent brain, with a focus on the function of nuclear receptor coactivators in hormone-dependent gene expression in brain and behavior. More recently, we have been studying how estrogens regulate energy homeostasis and the gut microbiome in female mice. For more details, check out my Curriculum Vitae (CV).
I am a member of the Neuroscience Department and the Biological Chemistry Interdisciplinary Major at Wellesley College and the Center for Neuroendocrine Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
In addition, I belong to the following societies:
My wife and I enjoy exploring Boston with our two children. Some of our favorite places in Boston are the New England Aquarium, the Franklin Park Zoo, and the Boston Children's Museum. We also like to spend a Saturday afternoon in the summer at beautiful Morse's Pond in Wellesley. In addition, when I get the chance, I enjoy hiking, biking and traveling.