Education and Training

2012 -present Postdoctoral Fellow

New York University School of Medicine

Mentor: Da-Neng Wang, Ph.D.


2006 – 2012 Ph.D in Molecular Biophysics

UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Advisor: Youxing Jiang, Ph.D.

Dissertation: Protein Structure and Ion Binding in Potassium Selective Channels


2003 – 2005 B.S. in Chemistry (ACS, Honors Degree) 

Purdue University

Advisor: Jennifer Hovis, Ph.D.

Thesis: Effect of Micelle Forming Lipids on Membrane Stability


2002 Undergraduate Research Assistant

University of Missouri St. Louis, Dept. of Chemistry

Advisor: Professor Keith Stine



2017 – 2019 American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship

2016 – 2017 Department of Defense Horizon Award

2007 – 2010 National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Institutional Research Training Grant


Professional Activities

2019 – present NYU Medical Center CryoEM Discussion Group Organizer

2019 NYU Medical Center Skirball Institute Retreat Organizing Committee

2018 – present F1000Prime Associate Faculty Member

2004 Purdue Science Student Council President

2003 – 2005 Purdue Science Student Council Member


Honors & Awards

2019 Poster Award, New York Structural Biology Discussion Group

2014 Biophysics Wiki-edit Contest Winner, Biophysical Society

2013 Outstanding Poster Presentation, NYU Medical Center Skirball Institute Retreat

2005 Dale W. Margerum Undergraduate Research Award, Purdue University – Dept. of Chemistry

2005 Outstanding Research Award, Purdue University – Undergraduate Research Symposium

2004 Harrison M. Stine Memorial Scholarship, Purdue University – Dept. of Chemistry

2004 Best Science Paper Award, Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference


Professional Affiliations

Biophysical Society