Biographical Information

I am currently an HHMI and Jane Coffin Childs Foundation post doctoral fellow in Bill DeGrado's group at UCSF. I work on the structure and function of transmembrane signaling proteins in S. aureus using a combination of structural biology, protein engineering and in vivo bacterial genetics.

I completed my PhD in 2012 in Ann McDermott's group in the Chemistry department at Columbia University. My dissertation was on kinetic and mechanistic aspects of ion-binding and inactivation in a potassium channel protein by solid-state NMR.

My undergraduate degree is from Oberlin College in Ohio, where I majored in Chemistry and Biochemistry and graduated in 2007. During my time at Oberlin, I worked with Manish Mehta on hydrogen bonding patterns in peptides by NMR and crystallography.