Professional Service

  • Entity: National Science Foundation Panelist. 2020 - 2020
  • Role: Member. Entity: National Science Foundation Panel Member. 2019 - 2019
  • Entity: Utah Plant Biology Association Session Moderator, Aspen Grove. 2015 - 2015
  • Role: Member. Entity: NSF IOS Panel. 2015 - 2015
  • Entity: American Society of Plant Biologist Monitoring Editor for key publication, Plant Physiology. 2009 - 2017
  • Entity: National Institute for Food and Agriculture Panel member and ad hoc reviewer. 2006 - present
  • Entity: National Science Foundation Panel member (5 times) and ad hoc reviewer. 2000 - present

Internal Service

  • College of Science Safety Committee. Chair, 2020 - 2020. service.
  • EDGES Graduate Diversity Fellowship Review Committee. Chair, 2020 - 2020. service.
  • College of Science Seed Grant Proposal Review Committee. Chair, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • School of Biological Sciences Safety Committee. Member, 2019 - present. service.
  • College of Science Directors of Graduate Studies committee. Member, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • College of Science Safety Committee. Member, 2019 - 2020. service.
  • Role: Contribute to searches occurring in Chemistry, Math, and Physics departments, and consider possibilities for synnergy among the job candidates. Attended meetings, Seminar, and met with candidates. Executive Committee member, Faculty Cluster Hire in Math & Science Education, College of Science. 2018 - 2019. service.
  • College of Science Curriculum Committee member. Contribute To Coordination Of Curriculum Through The College, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Role: Contribued to HHMI-funded Utah Pathways to STEM initiative by working with SLCC Biology faculty, and coordinating curriculum and course content. UPSTEM Biology Articulation Team member. 2018 - 2019. service.
  • Role: Oversee curriculum-related aspects of the school, including new course proposals, decisions about course offerings, timing, and ensuring excellence in our curriculum meets the needs of our students. Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Chair. 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Role: Develop a new introductory biology course, and reorganize curriculum to better serve the needs of students and improve four-year graduation rates Chair of Curriculum Reform Task Force. 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Role: Oversees and coordinates all aspects of teaching and curriculum in the School of Biological Sciences Associate Director. 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Career-Line Faculty Development Committee, Chair. Oversee Mentoring And Other Needs Of Career-Line Faculty., 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Executive Committee. Participate In Governance Of The Department, 2018 - 2018. service.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Cell Biology. Chair, 2015 - 2016. service.
  • Internal Reviewer, Department of Human Genetics. 2015 - 2015. service.
  • Cell Biology Task Force. Member, 2014 - present. service.
  • Research Space Working Group. Committee Member, 2013 - present. service.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Cell Biology. Member, 2013 - 2014. service.
  • MCEB Graduate Program. Director, 2012 - present. service.
  • Faculty Search Committee, Microbiology. Committee Member, 2011 - 2013. service.
  • Planning Committee for a College of Science Graduate Program. 2011 - 2013. service.
  • Executive Committee. Representative For Mceb Division, 2010 - 2013. service.
  • Presidential Committee for the Status of Women. 2008 - 2011. service.

Honors & Awards

  • Environmental Heath & Safety's Award of Merit. University of Utah, 2020
  • Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 2016