Hello there! Enzymes are Nature’s ultimate green catalysts and can be engineered to control a limitless bevy of reactions. My work is focused on pushing the limits of enzymatic catalysis to deepen our understanding of enzymes while addressing challenges in sustainability.

My background is in thermophilic enzymology, enzyme engineering, and metabolic engineering with an eye toward bioenergy applications. In the Arnold Group, I focus on expanding the chemical space available to enzymes. Some of these projects have exciting implications for bioremediation of recalcitrant compounds.

Interests

  • Enzyme Engineering
  • Directed Evolution
  • Synthetic Biology

Education

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

PhD Student

Arnold Group, California Institute of Technology

September 2018 – Present Pasadena, CA
 
 
 
 
 

Research Technician

Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

December 2015 – July 2018 Golden, Colorado