What is your current role? Tell us a bit about your work or line of research
My current role is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Biochemistry at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. My lab is on the cell biology of photoreceptor neurons in the retina. We use super-resolution microscopy and analytical tools to uncover new molecular details in these highly specialized neurons, as well as the molecular/subcellular causes of retinal diseases.
What are you excited about in science communication?
Regarding science communication, I am excited about being part of a new era of open science and the free sharing of ideas throughout all research fields. I feel that these things will diminish competition and in-fighting that ruin the spirit of science and discovery.
Why did you choose to participate in the ASAPbio Fellows program?
I chose to join the ASAPbio Fellows, because I am interested in learning how to help spread information about how preprints and preprint reviews are benefitting the publication process and the scientific community in general.
Ask me about..
… collecting DC comic books in my office!