Research Interests: My laboratory has interests in understanding the role of nuclear receptors, including pregnane X receptor, in health and disease. Specifically, our research is focused on understanding the mechanisms of pregnane X receptor mediated adverse drug interactions and chemoresistance. Additionally, our collaborative research efforts are focused on identifying modulators of pregnane X receptor to prevent adverse drug interactions and/or chemoresistance. We are also interested in discovering novel natural products and small molecules to chemosensitize difficult to treat cancers.
Teaching Responsibilities: I participate in teaching team-taught Veterinary Anatomy II and Cell Physiology & Molecular Genetics courses to the first year veterinary students. I also take part in teaching team-taught Endocrinology and Receptorology courses to graduate students.