Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine, earning a DVM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MD from Wake Forest University. Completed an internal medicine residency at West Virginia University and an infectious disease fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Stanford, held a faculty appointment at The Ohio State University in the Departments of Microbial Infection and Immunity and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • MD, Wake Forest University, medicine
  • DVM, University of Wisconsin, veterinary medicine

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Conducts basic, translational, and clinical research exploring host defense against cancer and microbial pathogens. Specific focus on: 1) effects of exogenous sex steroids on basic mechanisms of anti-virus host defense; 2) role of Type 2 immunity as defense against Chlamydia trachomatis infection; and 3) developing cellular immunotherapies to combat infectious disease and cancer


2017-18 Courses