I grew up in western Canada (Calgary and Vancouver) but traveled east to pursue my university degrees. I received Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Chemistry before moving into the field of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto where I completed a PhD in Biochemistry and Biomolecular Structure in the Forman-Kay lab. In 2003 I moved to Los Angeles to join the Mayo lab at Caltech for my postdoc. I started as a tenure-track faculty member at CSUN in 2007.
Ph.D. 2003, University of Toronto
M.Sc. 1997, University of Toronto
B.Sc. 1995, Queens University Kingston