I am an NIH postdoctoral fellow working in the Department of Chemistry at Princeton University under Prof. Tom Muir. The Muir Lab uses chemistry-driven approaches to discover and understand epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in cells. Our group specializes in studying how chemical modifications to histone proteins control important cellular processes including transcription, differentiation, development, and cancer progression.
I am an engineer that works in the field of chemical biology -- my research interests are in the development of experimental tools to change the way we study biology. I believe that combining experimental toolsets from chemistry, molecular biology, proteomics, and genomics is crucial for addressing difficult and important questions in cell biology.
I received my PhD in 2015 from Prof. David Tirrell at Caltech, where I developed techniques for performing time-resolved proteomic analysis of cellular systems. I used these approaches to study post-transcriptional regulation of protein synthesis by small non-coding RNAs, and the process of bacterial communication (quorum sensing).