Professor of Biological Sciences and the Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Endowed Chair for Biochemistry. Participates in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biology Interface and Biochemistry Graduate programs. Member of the UMBC Greenebaum Cancer Center. More than 30 years of experience as the PI of a laboratory studying the immune system’s response to malignancies with a long-term goal of manipulating an individual’s immune response to reject cancer cells. Serves as a research mentor for Meyerhoff and MARC undergraduate students and underrepresented minority Ph.D. students. On the steering committee for the UMBC MARC-U-Star program. Informal mentor to junior women faculty in STEM.