B.S. Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University 2007
I am working in Sarah Heilshorn's lab on the physical hydrogels project . My goal is to develop a flexible cloning strategy, as well as test various cell adhesion peptide sequence domains for the hydrogels themselves.
Worked towards developing a method for high-throughput selection of RNA aptamers to small molecules and proteins using Capillary Electrophoresis - SELEX (Systematic Evolution of Ligands by EXponential enrichment) for integration as sensor domains in engineered riboswitches.
My undergraduate research included work on building virtual instruments for studying DNA single molecule hybridization in microfluidic devices, as well as making polymers and measuring their effect on the observed electroosmotic flow in Capillary Electrophoresis.