I earned my Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California Berkeley, where I conducted research into protein folding and dynamics in the Marqusee lab.

In collaboration with the Harbury lab at Stanford, I developed a chemical method to detect and characterize rare, partially unstructured proteins, which are likely to be biologically significant but are difficult to investigate. The results are published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences and in my thesis.

I also studied how changing a protein’s linear connectivity (for example, A-B versus B-A), which don’t significantly alter the protein’s three-dimensional structure, affects the path it takes to adopt that structure. The results are published in Protein Science.

After completing my degree, I worked as an Associate Editor at PLOS ONE, where I conducted research into the peer review process, among many other tasks. The results of two of those projects, related to review speed and plagiarism screening, were presented at the Seventh International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publication.

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