Prior to joining our department in 2018, Nicole was a full-time faculty member at Purdue University Northwest. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Grand Valley State University and her Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Michigan. Niki currently teaches our Biology Major's Introduction to Cells, Molecules, and Genes as well as our Genetics course. Her expertise is in genetics, molecular biology, and developmental biology. In her spare time, Niki enjoys swimming, hiking, and cooking.