Born:  Stanford, CA

Current Position

2013  |   Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

2007  |   Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Education

2003  |  University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics. Advisor: Jonathan S. Weissman

1998  |  Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. A.B. and A.M., Chemistry. Advisor: James C. Wang

1994  |  State College Area High School, State College, PA

Postdoctoral Training

2004 - 2006  |   University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Postdoctoral Fellow. Advisor: Steven L. McKnight

Awards & Honors

  • 2014   Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research
  • 2012   Kavli Frontiers of Science Invitee
  • 2010   Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award
  • 2010   Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
  • 2009   W.M. Keck Foundation Research Excellence Awardee
  • 2007   W.W. Caruth, Jr. Scholar in Biomedical Research
  • 2006   Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award in Biomedical Sciences
  • 2005   UT Southwestern Postdoctoral Symposium & Poster Session - 1st Prize
  • 2004   AAAS & Science & GE Healthcare Young Scientist Award Regional Winner - North America
  • 2004   Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 1998   Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship in Biological Sciences
  • 1994   Finalist, 53rd Westinghouse Science Talent Search