​Computational Chemist

Physical organic chemistry, computational chemistry, organic reaction mechanisms including organo- and organometallic catalysis, biosynthesis of natural products, non-covalent interactions, energy decomposition analysis, molecular docking, structure-activity relationships, computer-aided drug design, virtual screening, homology modeling, and pharmacophore models.

Ligand- and structure-based drug design, enzyme catalysis, enzyme engineering, and protein-ligand binding. 

SPECIALTIES

VOLUNTEER & LEADERSHIP 

  • Member of the International and Industrial Partnerships Committee, which serves to establish mechanisms for the involvement and exposure of the UC Davis Chemistry Department to industrial and international scientists.
  • Member of the Accessibility Committee, which serves to identify and remove physical barrier to obtaining an education in chemistry at UC Davis.
  • Member of the R. Bryan Miller Symposium Organizing Committee at UC Davis since Fall 2013. 
  • Mentored a UC Davis Pharmaceutical Chemistry undergraduate student during the 2013-2014 academic year on a computational chemistry project involving molecular docking studies of small-molecule pharmaceutical compounds. 
  • Served as a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) mentor at UC Davis during Summer 2013, overseeing quantum chemical calculations of non-covalent interactions found in natural products. 
  • ​Served on the Recruitment Advisory Committee for the hiring of a new UC Davis police chief in Winter 2014. 
  • Trained member of the UC Davis Graduate Ally Coalition to serve as a resource to peers who may be experiencing oppression, discrimination, harassment, or isolation by providing them support and directing them to campus resources. 
  • ​Served as Vice Master Alchemist of Alpha Chi Sigma Fraternity during the 2010-2011 academic year. Duties included outreach activities, high school tutoring, and participating in The Charleston Miracle League (a baseball league for children and adults with mental and physical challenges). 

INTERESTS