Welcome and thank you for visiting! I am a researcher interested in enzyme engineering, global change, and climate tech.
I am currently a graduate student in Professor Frances Arnold’s Group at Caltech where I use enzyme engineering to explore the limits of enzymatic catalysis and address problems in sustainability. My current work is aimed at enzymatic degradation of recalcitrant environmental pollutants. Before coming to Caltech, I spent a few years at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where I engineered hyperthermophilic organisms and their enzymes for production of fuels and chemicals directly from lignocellulosic biomass.
Another interest of mine lies in understanding and ameliorating the many anthropogenic impacts on the Earth System. Together with an interdisciplinary group of researchers led by Professor Rob Phillips, I am working to synthesize these impacts and develop Anthroponumbers, a public database that captures many aspects of Earth System science.