and Research Training
1998 - 2002
Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology
Durham, North Carolina 27710.
Advisor: Donald P. McDonnell, Ph.D.
1993 - 1998
Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Doctor of Philosophy, August 1998
Advisor: Frederick S. vom Saal, Ph.D.
Area of Study: Reproductive and Environmental Endocrinology
The role of serum and the physiology of delivery in determining the
bioactive fraction of estradiol and xenoestrogens
Technologist II: 1991-1993
Arkansas Cancer Research Center, University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.
Principal Investigator: Anne Marie Maddox, M.D.
Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas 72032.
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, June 1991
Summer Scholar: 1989 & 1990
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Arkansas
for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205.
Advisor: James W. Hardin, Ph.D.
and Grants [
University of Missouri-Columbia Research Council Award, 2004, $7500
“Fetal xenoestrogen exposure may permanently alter endometriosis gene expression”
Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (KO1 DK60567-01) 7/1/02-6/30/06, $310,275
"Development and use of systems to study estrogen action"
National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders, National Institute of Health
National Research Service Award (T32 DK-07012-23) 1998-2001, $93,200
Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Program, National Institute of Health
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Raychem/Duane Rodgers/John Morrish Fellow in Cancer, 1999, $4,000
Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, North Carolina
Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, 1997, $545
National Academy of Sciences
Patricia Roberts Harris Graduate Fellowship, 1993-1998, $72,000
U. S. Department of Education Training Grant
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
and Awards [
Poster Session Judge, Life Sciences Week, University of Missouri, Columbia, April 12-13, 2005.
Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Subcommittee Member, 2001-2003 Federal Advisory Committee to the United States Environmental Protection Agency
Endocrine Society Member, 1999-2002
Women in Endocrinology Member, 2000-2002
Endocrinology, Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics,
Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment, Toxicology and Industrial
Medical Center Continuing Medical Education Course (12 hrs): Faculty
Workshop on Effective Writing taught by Dr. George D. Gopen, 2000.
Poster session chair
for the Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Endocrine Disruptors,
Plymouth State College, New Hampshire, July 12-17, 1998.
at the NIH/NIEHS Workshop on Characterizing the Effects of Endocrine
Disruptors on Human Health at Environmental Exposure Levels, Raleigh,
North Carolina, May 11-13, 1998.
"Infertility - to what extent do pollutants threaten our future."
Umwelt Akademie, Stuttgart, Germany, March 20-21, 1997.
Gordon Research Conference “Environmental Endocrine Disruptors,” Travel Award, $600 New London , NH , June 6-11, 2004
Travel Award for attendance and oral presentation at the Annual Meeting
of the Endocrine Society, Denver, Colorado, June 18-22, 2001, $500.
Selected as one
of thirty-five young investigators to attend the Second Annual Conference
on Sex and Gene Expression, Winston Salem, NC, March 8-11, 2001. All
Travel Award for attendance and poster presentation at the Recent Progress
in Hormone Research 55th Annual Conference, Stevenson, Washington,
August 7-11, 1999, $800.
Student Achievement Award, Division of Biological Sciences, University
of Missouri-Columbia, 1998.
College of Veterinary
Medicine Research Poster Competition, University of Missouri-Columbia,
1995. Poster competition award, $200.