Awards & Publications

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.”
– Calvin Coolidge


Original creative works!  

6.6.2015“The Bloodrose Venture”, a 300 word flash fiction entry for  Queer Sci Fi’s 2nd Annual Flash Fiction contest, was accepted for publication in the contest’s anthology, “Discovery”, due for release in early July 2015!

8.18.2014 – The first 2500 words of current WIP, working title of “The Good Thing”, received one of only two Honorable Mentions given in the Paranormal/Sci Fi category for the Ozarks Romance Author’s Weta Nichols Writing Contest!

6.6.2014 – “How to Get More Story Ideas”
Blog post from March 8th, 2014, chosen as the Friday Feature for The Woven Tale Press online magazine by Sandra Tyler, Editor-in-Chief. (Click title to read.)

5.25.2014“Sarah Gallagher’s Adventures in Moon-Farming”
A flash fiction, Honorable Mention in Amateur (non-published) Sci-Fi Category by anonymous voting of convention attendees, Story in a Bag contest, ConQuesT 45, Kansas City, MO.

4.7.2014 “The Last Crossing”
A flash fiction, submitted to NYC Midnight’s Short Story Challenge 2014, selected by judges to pass to the second round of the challenge.

5.26.2013A Lovely Day for a Parade
A flash fiction, Best in Amateur (non-published) Sci-Fi Category by anonymous voting of convention attendees, Story in a Bag contest, ConQuesT 44, Kansas City, MO. (Click title to read.)



From my time as a Research Assistant at Dr. Hao Zhu and Dr. WenFang Wang’s lab at Kansas University Medical Center.

1) Beta-Cell Injury in Ncb5or-null Mice is Exacerbated by Consumption of a High-Fat Diet.
Eur J Lipid Sci Technol. 2012 Mar;114(3):233-243. Epub  2011 Dec 22.

2) Development of diabetes in lean Ncb5or-null mice is associated with manifestations of endoplasmic reticulum and oxidative stress in beta cells.
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Nov;1812(11):1532-41. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2011.07.016. Epub  2011 Aug 2.

3) Ncb5or Deficiency Increases Fatty Acid Catabolism and Oxidative Stress.
J Biol Chem. 2011 April 1; 286(13): 11141–11154.
Published online 2011 February 7. doi:  10.1074/jbc.M110.196543



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