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Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of California, Davis

The Department of Physiology and Biophysics at CWRU afforded myriad educational and growth opportunities that helped me form a base of knowledge upon which I continue to build.   Included were hands-on training in all things cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic, intensive comprehensive course offerings, the NIH grant-style qualifying exam, Steve Jones walking encyclopedic resource on ion channels and wide exposure to many topics in physiology and biophysics through Departmental seminars.      These activities coupled with experiences in the lab promoted critical thinking and ventures to hone verbal and written communication - critical for success in science.   The six years that I spent at CWRU were transformative.  I look back fondly on my days in Cleveland as some of the very best!