• Developed a novel radiosynthesis of an isoprenoid substrate needed for enzymological assays
  • Synthesized a variety of radioactive and non-radioactive substrate analogs and small molecule inhibitors for biological targets
  • Designed an extraction and derivatization protocol for gas chromatography analysis of amino acid derivatives in Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Expressed, purified, and characterized recombinant C. fumiferana isopentenyl diphosphate isomerase, including subsequent assays and kinetics experiments
Currently investigating the competitive reduction of multi-functional molecules using catalytic transfer hydrogenation (CTH). I
PhD, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Chemistry, 2009
BA, Anderson University, Chemistry, 2003