Research Experience

July 2015 – Present

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Advisor: Professor Bryan C. Dickinson, Department of Chemistry

May 2011 – June 2015       

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Advisor: Professor Mi Hee Lim, Life Sciences Institute

Project: Development of Small Molecules as Chemical Tools for Investigating the Role of MetalProtein Interactions in Neurodegenerative Diseases 

Jan. 2014 – Feb. 2015 

Visiting Research Scholar, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea

Advisor: Professor Mi Hee Lim, Department of Chemistry

Project: Development of Small Molecules as Chemical Tools for Investigating the Role of MetalProtein Interactions in Neurodegenerative Diseases 

Dec. 2007 – May 2011

Undergraduate Research Assistant, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, USA

Advisor: Professor Edward Lisic, Department of Chemistry

Project: Synthesis, Characterization, and Antimicrobial Studies of Cu(II) and Pd(II) Thiosemicarbazone Complexes

June 2010 – Aug. 2010   

Global Research and Development Summer Intern, Colgate-Palmolive Company, Piscataway, NJ, USA

2010 Global Research and Development Summer Internship Program

Project: Development of Near-IR Spectroscopy Methods for Analyzing Soap Bar Constituents and Deposition of Active Ingredients on to Skin


Teaching Experience 

Guest Lectures

 "Fluorescent Probes in Chemical Biology"

CHEM 332200 Chemical Biology I University of Chicago Autumn 2017

Graduate Student Instructor

University of Michigan Department of Chemistry, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Aug. 2013 – Dec. 2013 

CHEM 211 Honors: Investigations in Chemistry (Laboratory)

Jan. 2013 – May 2013    

CHEM 211: Investigations in Chemistry (Laboratory)

Aug. 2011 – May 2012; Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012 

CHEM 216: Organic Chemistry Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Compounds (Laboratory)