Cindy has a B.S. in biology from the University of Michigan and an M.S in plant pathology from Michigan State University. She worked on studies of butyrylcholinesterase and acetylcholinesterase pharmacogenetics both in the University of Michigan’s Pharmacology department and then at the University of Nebraska Medical Center before coming to Case Western Reserve to work on the genetics of bone diseases. She has been with the Scacheri Lab since its beginning in 2006, developing and optimizing methods for DNA deep sequencing, cloning, and gene expression and regulation. Current work is focused on epigenomic profiling of regulatory elements in colon cancer and other common diseases. Outside interests include the growing of edible plants – the more bizarre the better – hiking/camping, puzzles and games, and reading.