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 Metal−Protein 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 Metal−Protein 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 

Graduate Student Instructor

            University of Michigan (UM), Department of Chemistry, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

            Investigations in Chemistry Honors (Laboratory) – Fall 2013

            Investigations in Chemistry (Laboratory) – Winter 2013

Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Compounds (Laboratory) – Fall 2011, 2012; Winter 2012   

Guest Lectures

University of Chicago (UC), Chicago, IL, USA

Chemical Biology I – Lecture on “Basics of Photophysics in Relationship to Biology” – Autumn 2018

Chemical Biology I – Lecture on “Fluorescent Probes in Chemical Biology” –Autumn 2017