I'm an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Chemical & Biological Engineering at UW-Madison. My graduate studies were conducted in Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold’s lab at Caltech with subsequent postdoctoral research in the lab of microfluidics-based protein engineering expert Adam Abate at UCSF. The Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award, Greater Milwaukee Foundation Shaw Scientist Award, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Innovation Award have been granted in recognition of my prior research efforts.
Our lab focuses on machine learning-driven enzyme engineering and has numerous publications and ongoing projects in the arena of bioenergy and environmental sustainability. This Homeworld Collective silicase development project fits well with the sustainability theme and I'm enthusiastic about potentially being privileged with the resources that will allow us to pursue and achieve the project goals.