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Degrees

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, Ashland University 2012
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, The University of Akron 2018
  • Postdoc in Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, 2019-2021
Areas of Interest
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • biochemistry
  • microbiology
  • organic and inorganic synthesis

One of the best parts about medicinal chemistry is the fact that it utilizes many different fields of science to work together on a research problem. My research interests use synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, and microbiology to develop new drugs that have applications as antimicrobial agents and/or chemotherapeutics. I seek to make new potential therapeutics using simple reactions that have a high yield, allowing for ease in scaling up production. I also enjoy trying to modify currently used therapeutics to enhance efficacy or to use in a different field of medicine. In addition, I seek to create new formulations that allow for lipophilic complexes to be administered in aqueous solutions.