As a professor of Biology at Davidson College, I teach introductory biology and courses on genetics, microbiology, and HIV/AIDS. My research interests include reovirus pathogenesis and uses of new media in the classroom. I am also is a member of the American Society for Microbiology Committee for K-12 Outreach. I recently co-authored Microbiology, a textbook for undergraduate biology majors, and co-authored Vision and Change in Undergraduate Education: A Call to Action. I also co-curated Re/Presenting HIV/AIDS, an exhibition that featured artistic works related to HIV. Prior to joining the faculty at Davidson, I conducted research at the Navy Medical Center and National Zoo in Washington, DC. I earned my PhD in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard University and his BA in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College.
As an Associate Professor of Aesthetic Studies at The University of Texas at Dallas, I am the author of Automotive Prosthetic: Technological Mediation and the Car in Conceptual Art (2014), Art as Organism: Biology and the Evolution of the Digital Image (IB Taurus, 2016), and co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture (Routledge, 2016). I am currently on sabbatical for the 2015-2016 academic year while I complete two books and lay the groundwork for my fourth.