1994 - 1997 Postdoctoral Research in Neurobiology, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Projects: Growth factor influenced release of matrix metalloproteinases in the retina (Malinda Fitzgerald, mentor)
Localization of huntingtin in striatal and cortical neurons in rats (Anton Reiner, mentor)
1989 - 1994 PhD in Biology, The University of Memphis (Memphis State University changed its name to the University of Memphis in 1994)
Dissertation: Fluid movement through the salivary glands of the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Say).
Lewis Coons, tormentor (just kidding! He was and still is the best!)
1982 - 1984 MS in Biology, Memphis State University
Thesis: Effect of irradiation of diel rhythm of iron binding capacity in Mus musculus. Priscilla Rushton, mentor.
Sadly, Dr. Rushton passed away following her long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was a great mentor, and one hell of a good Trivial Pursuit player!
1976 - 1981 BS in Zoology, Arkansas State University