I’m from San Diego, California, and received my B.S. in Environmental Toxicology from UC Davis. I have worked as an environmental consultant in the past and until recently, I was the lab manager at a molecular microbiology lab at San Diego State University.
I came to UC Berkeley because I found the research at Cal really interesting and because I knew I could learn new ways of approaching toxicology through the training in the MolTox program. The high energy of people in the NST department, campus institutes that support that research, very cool people, and a great location in the Bay Area were also big factors in my decision.
1st year MolTox. Lab rotations.
I like unique local cuisine, good craft beer, wine, and coffee, and exploring new music and films. I enjoy getting outside and going camping, running, and cycling.
I like staying up on news and politics, reading stimulating literature, and playing with new gadgets.
I want to understand the way toxins in the environment affect human health and the health of other species so we can make informed decisions on how to protect our planet. I’m interested in both the mechanistic and ecological aspects of toxicology, and want to use genetics and biochemical tools to explore toxic effects and the systems involved.
Campbell A, Holstege D, Swezey R, Medina-Cleghorn D. Detoxification of molinate sulfoxide: comparison of spontaneous and enzymatic glutathione conjugation using human and rat liver cytosol. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2008;71(19):1338-47.