Outside the Lab

When I’m not doing science, I spend time with my husband, our twins, and our dog. We enjoy the outdoors and our home in the mountains.

I’ve also been an avid runner for most of my life. I was a Virginia state champion miler in high school, ran for a Division I nationally-ranked cross-country team in college, and raced indoor and outdoor track throughout college. Since then I’ve run numerous marathons, 50k’s, and 50-milers. I recently completed two 100-mile races.


Finish of the Bear 100 trail run after 100 miles and 22.5k’ ascent/21.5k’ descent through Utah and Idaho. Pic of the best (and best-spirited) crew and pacer team on the course, from left to right: Deb Flowers, Alex Mahan, Kevin Mahan, Lynn Mahan, (me), Alexis Ault, and Dennis Newell. Thanks, you guys!


Final descent to Bear Lake at mile 96-ish of the Bear 100 in 2020.


At finish of my first 100-miler in 2018 with my outstanding pacer/crew team of Philippe Goncalves and Kevin Mahan.