Research Experience

Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Chemistry

Developing peptide sensors for kinases with associated with metastasis in cancers.

Unnatural amino acid incorporation and quadruplet codon decoding.

Investigating the anti-cancer properties of an indium porphyrin compounds    

Biocatalysis with carboxylic acid reductases for biofuel production

Repurposing photoactive yellow protein (PYP) as a small molecule biosensor  

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Kentucky, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Evolving the catalytic efficiency of triterpene synthases

Elucidating the biosynthesis of antibacterial and anti-cancer compounds

Structural and functional studies on enediyne thioesterases