University of Washington,
Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions
Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging
Molecular genetics of responses to hypoxia and hydrogen sulfide
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Our broad goal is to understand the mechanisms that animals use to maintain homeostasis. We are particularly interested in how hydrogen sulfide signaling integrates with homeostasis mechanisms to impact cellular physiology, both in beneficial and pathological situations. Current project include defining pathways that mediate physiological effects of hydrogen sulfide, mechanisms of cellular hydrogen sulfide metabolism, and understanding the epigenetic effects of environmental exposures.
My goal is to disrupt systemic practices and structures that limit how people from historically excluded backgrounds can engage with biomedical research. I am chair of the Biochemistry DEI committee, a founding member of the UW School of Medicine Basic Sciences Task force for justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and co-director of the UW Allies program.
Interrupting microaggressions facilitated by Dr. Naheed Gina Aaftaab from the UW Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity – 2021
Anti-racism and gender affirming training (Lavender Rights Project) – 2021
Mentoring Education Series, Session 1: Considerations for cultivating equitable mentoring ecosystems. Featuring Beronda Montgomery, PhD. (PR2ISM STEMM(S)) – 2020
Building Healthy Workplaces Training: Community Strategies & Individual Skills to Prevent Sexual Harassment (UW SafeCampus) – 2020
Circlekeeper training for Racial Healing Peace Circles, led by Sharona Gordon. – 2020
Intergroup Dialogue training, led by Anjulie Ganti and Norma Timbang. – 2020
Workshop on mentoring (CIMER) – 2019
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Building: HSB J-wing