I have loved photography since I was 10 years old when I made a darkroom in the basement, played around printing and developing with interesting chemicals and bought my own enlarger on credit for a dollar a week! Now, I love digital photography and shoot landscapes primarily. I have traveled in over 60 countries, but find local photography in the Indiana Dunes on the southern tip of Lake Michigan beautiful in all seasons. I exhibit my photographs locally and am an Executive Board member of the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District, a non-profit organization focused on rejuvenation of the economy through the arts and am a board member of the South Shore Dance Alliance which is dedicated to providing professional dance training to talented kids in the area, as well as a board member of the Miller Garden Club for which I send out the newsletter.
Professionally, I am a PhD neuroscientist at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, where I am a tenured professor and director of the Neurobiology Program at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Research Center. I have spent my professional career developing novel gene and stem cell therapies for Parkinson's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease. Several of the discoveries from my research program are currently being tested in clinical trials. I studied at Cornell University, the University of Connecticut and Cornell Medical College.