Department and Program Affiliation:
Biophysics, structural enzymology
Current research project:
We develop X-ray methods to study proteins in motion. We are particularly interested in uncovering the evolution of protein allostery and how dynamic proteins perform sequential reactions in the correct order.
- Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, 2014-2018
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, MIT, 2009-2014
- Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 2009
- B.S., Physics, MIT, 2001
Last book read:
“Authority” by Jeff VanderMeer
In your own time/when not working:
My serious hobby is classical singing, and I’ve studied voice since I was 16. I enjoy baking, cooking, and observing wild animals. I also enjoy art and making illustrations.
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Structural Methods in Biochemistry
What most excites you about Cornell:
I am a long-time user of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). My group makes use of any beam time that becomes available. Our motto is “no photon wasted.”