BS, Athletic Training, Brigham Young University (1996-1999)
MS, Exercise Physiology, Brigham Young University (1999-2001)
Ph.D., Bioenergetics, East Carolina University (2001-2005)
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Brigham Young University (2006-2008)
My expertise is in muscle biology and metabolism. One of our primary areas of interest is developing therapeutic strategies for maintaining muscle and fat mass in cancer cachexia and chemotherapy. We are currently focused on the pharmacological activation of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in combatting cancer cachexia and other muscle-wasting disorders.