Evolutionary Ecology.  And Cancer.    

A stream near my birthplace in the Shenandoah Valley is not the first image that most envision when discussing cancer research.  For years I thought of beakers, microscopes, lab coats, poisons and masses of excised tissues.  

Now I take a multidisciplinary approach to the design of my research program.  An evolutionary ecology approach to oncology.  I believe nature is our best teacher and that the dynamics of selection and adaptation drive biological processes.  Why then, wouldn't they pertain to cancer cells?  And if cancer does subscribe to such rules, what can we do to exploit predictable processes to treat cancer in the most efficient way possible. 

    

    
         

       
I am a husband and father
I am a lucky enough to have a wonderful wife, Jen, and a loving daughter, Maya- without whom I would be lost in so many ways

I am a student
I am a PhD candidate in the Ecology and Evolution group in the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago

I am a scientist
I am a Core Staff Scientist in the Analytic Microscopy lab at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida

I am a CEO
I am the founder and CEO of 2DP.  2DP offers a medical device and pipeline of companion diagnostic algorithms to enhance patient care for pathologists