• Bachelor of Science, BROWN UNIVERSITY
  • Doctor of Philosophy, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO


I am passionate about undergraduate research and education, especially how to teach critical thinking & communication in science. Research projects: (1) Crystal structures of the DNA repair enzyme Mut Y (2) Crystal structure of carotenoid-binding proteins complexed with photoprotective pigments. (3) Production of conopeptides in bacteria (4) Molecular interactions between conotoxins and signalling molecules of the nervous system (5) Nucleic acid-protein complexes protecting the ends of chromosomes.