EducationPhD 2009, Purdue University
Research SummaryWe probe the origin and evolution of plant metabolism, as well as how plants exploit discrete small molecules to interact with their surrounding environments. We also use plant natural products with specific medicinal properties as chemical probes to query human disorders like metabolic syndromes and protein-misfolding diseases. Ultimately, we hope to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the "matrix effect" evident in many traditional herbal remedies.
- Beckman Young Investigator Award, 2016
- Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2016
- Searle Scholar, 2015
- Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences, 2014
- American Society of Plant Biologists Early Career Award, 2014
- Tansley Medal for Excellence in Plant Science, 2013