Research Interests

My research interests are centered on fundamental medium energy nuclear physics and its applications.

My fundamental medium energy nuclear physics work has centered on understanding the role of quarks in determining the macroscopic properties of a nucleon. Current measurements of the down quarks role in the spin of a nucleon have yet to confirm the quantum chromodynamic's prediction that quarks carrying most of a nucleon's momentum also contribute to most of its spin. Future measurements at at Jefferson Lab are expected to be made in a kinematic range designed to more stingently test this prediction.