I am an Assistant Professor in the History of Science department at University of Wisconsin--Madison. My research investigates the social dimensions of biomedical knowledge production, especially genetic knowledge. There are many characteristics or diseases that we think of today as having a genetic component, and my work investigates how these genetic explanations are produced, circulated, and change over time. I employ mainly ethnographic and qualitative methods, and I'm especially interested in how the practice of doing genetic research shapes scientists' understandings of the phenomena that they study -- for example, how seeing a mouse's behavior altered by a noisy fire drill in the laboratory impacts a researcher's understanding of the genetic and environmental contributions to behavior, or how the day-to-day running of a clinical trial alters researchers' predictions about how molecular information might be used in the clinic.