After receiving my Ph.D., I completed my post-doctoral studies at Emory University in the Department of Pharmacology, with Dr. Raymond Dingledine. We worked to identify the agonist binding site of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor by constructing receptor chimeras. Chimeras were characterized pharmacologically through transient expression studies in Xenopus laevis oocytes.
From 1996-1998, I developed web and software resources used to teach Biology. I worked with Cogito, Inc., developing An Electronic Companion to Complete Nutrition and also developed Website learning tools for Thompson Publishing. I have since endevoured to use cutting edge software and web tools in all of the courses that I teach.
In August 1998, I returned to the Emory University Department of Biology as a Lecturer for the Biology 141 and 142 introductory courses. I have also taught the Genetics course and the Experimental Biology course. In 2005, I was awarded the Emory College Center for Teaching and Curriculum Award for Excellence in Teaching.