My research focuses on processes involved in spermatogenesis using Drosophila as a model organism. We are currently exploring (1) in vitro sperm culture, (2) spermatogenic signaling pathways, (3) cellular morphological changes that occur during spermatogenesis and (4) the forces that may affect species-specific sperm nuclear morphology.
- Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University, 2002
- B.S., Montclair State University, 1989
"The effects of glutathione, insulin and oxidative stress on cultured spermatogenic cysts"
Spermatogenesis, 1(2), 159- 171, September 2011
- "Confocal imaging and three-dimensional visualization techniques for thick autofluorescent specimens" (Book Chapter), In S. Paddock (Ed.), Confocal Microscopy: Methods and Protocols, 2nd Ed., New York: Springer, May 2011
- An improved culture system for studying spermatogenesis in vitro, Biology of Reproduction 81, 461, June 2009
- "GM1 dynamics as a marker for membrane changes associated with the process of capacitation in murine and bovine spermatozoa", Journal of Andrology, 28(4), 588- 599, March 2007
- "A novel methodology utilizing confocal laser scanning microscopy for systematic analysis in arthropods (Insecta)", Integrative and Comparative Biology, 46(2), 207- 214, February 2006
- "Focusing on morphology: applications and implications of confocal laser scanning microscopy (Diptera: Campichoetaetidae, Camillidae, and Drosophilidae)", Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 107(2), 323- 335, May 2005
- University Research Council Award, 2010, Seton Hall University.