I joined the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona in 2005. I received my BS and MS from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and my PhD from the University of Georgia. I performed postdoctoral fellowships at Case Western University and Johns Hopkins University prior to joining UA. I am interested in the physiology of medically important arthropods, particularly mosquitoes. My lab is currently exploring how insulin signaling affects aging, reproduction and immunity in insects.