B.S., University of Arizona, 1994
M.S., Michigan State University, 1996
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000
DOE Plant Research Laboratory, East Lansing, 2000-2002
The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, 2003-2008
Sam's research focuses on understanding the regulatory mechanism underlying plant cell wall biosynthesis and the nature of natural genetic variation leading to differences in cell wall phenotypes.