A geneticist and protein chemist with a passion for using computational biology and genome editing to investigate the roles of natural proteins and their variants in microbes, plants, and animal models. My goal is to decipher the relationship between protein structure and function, enabling me to engineer proteins for specific purposes. I earned a B.Sc. in Biochemistry (2010), an M.Sc. in Biomedicine, Proteomics, and Biotechnology (2014), and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics (2019) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I bagged an Advanced Postgraduate Program certificate in Biochemistry and Genetics (2019) from Guangxi University, China. I received a Talented Young Scientist Program research grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Nanning, where I researched DNA repair and genome stability. I have an active postdoctoral research program at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing. I lectured at the department of Science laboratory technology, and currently lecture at the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Nigeria, with over 30 research publications (some of which are found at https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9581-0724). My expertise and experience in genome editing (particularly CRISPR-Cas9), advanced microscopy, and computational protein design make me well-qualified to lead this research project. I am highly motivated and passionate about this area of science because I believe that biotechnology has the potential to solve some of the world's most pressing problems, such as climate change. I am particularly interested in developing new ways to engineer proteins for specific applications. For example, the ultrastable CA enzymes that I propose to develop in this project could be used to capture and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to mitigate climate change. I have the skills and experience necessary to successfully complete this research project. I am also a highly motivated and collaborative scientist.