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I am a scientist working at the interface of synthetic chemistry and protein engineering to develop powerful new enzyme catalysts for asymmetric synthesis. Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow studying in the lab of Frances Arnold at Caltech. Prior to my time with the Arnold Lab, I received my PhD from Princeton University under the tutelage of Robert Knowles exploring synthetic applications of proton-coupled electron transfer as an elementary step in catalysis.
My research focuses on applying physical organic chemistry, biochemistry, enzymology, and studies of small-molecule catalysis to discover new-to-nature chemical transformations. Because protein variants with trace activity can be systematically elaborated into robust, selective enzymes via the algorithm directed evolution, biocatalysis has the potential to solve longstanding challenges in chemical synthesis in a sustainable, scalable manner.