I was born and raised in Iowa City, and have been with the UI for 35 years as a student and/or staff member. I am the Assistant Director of the Central Microscopy Research Facility. I am also a long-time member of the Lung Biology and Cystic Fibrosis Research Center. I have been a Staff Council member for 4 years, and currently serve as the chair of the Committee on Committees. I also serve on the Bylaws and UIHC committees. My interests include anything high-tech, Formula 1 racing, and happy dogs.