I grew up just outside of Johnstown, PA. I attended Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, graduating cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry in May of 1998. I did research as an undergraduate both at Juniata and at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. I defended my Ph.D. at the University of Virginia in October of 2007.
I currently live in Charlottesville, VA.