Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • 2019: Ph.D. Chemistry | University of California, San Diego
  • 2013: M.S. Biochemistry | University of Virginia
  • 2011: B.S. Chemistry & B.A. Computer Science | University of Virginia

Work Experience

  • 2019-ongoing: Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Padmini Rangamani and Michael J. Holst Labs
  • 2013-2019: Graduate Research Associate
    • Rommie E. Amaro and J. Andrew McCammon Labs
    • Predictions of passive membrane permeability using physical properties estimated from molecular dynamics simulations.
    • Developed workflows to enable spatially resolved cellular and subcellular simulations of signaling cascades using real geometries from electron microscopy.
  • 2011-2013: Graduate Research Associate
    • Linda Columbus and Cameron Mura Labs
    • Experimentally characterized the biological function of a zinc dependent glycerol dehydrogenase from Thermotoga maritima using a variety of bespoke experimental assays.
  • 2010-2011: Undergraduate Research Associate
    • Michael Shirts Lab
    • Created the initial prototype of InterMol a molecular simulation structure, topology, and parameter conversion software.

Fellowships and Competitive Funding

  • 2019-2021 Hartwell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Spring 2018 UCSD Chem/Biochem Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
  • 2017-18 San Diego Diversity Fellowship
  • 2017 Biophysical Society Travel Award
  • 2017 Simula Computational Physiology Scholarship
  • 2017 NSF I-Corps, UCSD ($1k) Role: Co-PI
  • 2014-16 Fellow, UCSD Molecular Biophysics Training Program
  • 2012 UCSD SHORE Award
  • Summer 2011 NBCR Summer Institute Travel Award
  • 2011 Mead Scholar, UVA Computational Biology

Honors & Awards

  • 2019 Schmidt Science Fellows Finalist
  • 2017 ACS CINF Scholarship for Scientific Excellence
  • 2017 Bruno Zimm Award
  • 2017 Carol & George Lattimer Award
  • 2015 MBTG Annual Retreat Best Poster, UCSD
  • 2014 Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, UCSD