Biography

  • Native of Omaha, Nebraska

Education

  • Undergraduate degree in biology from Creighton University - Omaha
  • State of Nebraska teaching certificate in science education
  • Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from University of Nebraska College of Medicine - Omaha
  • Post-doctoral work at University of Iowa

Career Highlights

  • Professor and chair, Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, LSU Health Sciences Center, 2011-2016
  • Professor and vice-chairman, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1999-2011
  • Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1996-2011
  • Associate professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1992-1996

Service Highlights

  • Serves on editorial boards for Microvascular Research, Microcirculation, Eye and Brain, and Medicine
  • Involved with numerous national and international committees

Honor Highlights

  • Nominated for the Golden Apple Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2009-2011
  • Distinguished Scientist Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Joseph P. Gilmore Distinguished Scientist Award, University of Nebraska Medical Center