​Computational Chemist


  • Volunteered at the 2017 National Organic Chemistry Symposium held at UC Davis. 

  • Served as a member of the International and Industrial Partnerships Committee (2015-2016), Accessibility Committee (2015-2016), and the R. Bryan Miller Symposium Organizing Committee at UC Davis since (2013-2016). 

  • Mentored a UC Davis Pharmaceutical Chemistry undergraduate student (2013-2014) 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 (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 (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 (2010-2011). 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). 

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.