B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego
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I graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2019 with a BSc in Biochemistry/Chemistry and a minor in general biology. During my undergraduate studies, I was fortunate enough to work in the lab of Dr. Elizabeth Komives for two years, where I worked on NF-κB with a postdoc in our lab Dominic Narang. Our work focused on NF-κB binding partners and specifically, how the full-length protein bound to different known κB DNA sequences. While working on this project, I learned the basics surrounding protein purification and how HDX-MS experiments can be used to lend insight into molecular and structural dynamics.
I accepted a PhD at the University of Liverpool in 2020 after working briefly in a clinical lab that specialized in next generation sequencing. My project will be focused on top-down proteomics, with an emphasis on studying post-translational modifications tyrosine sulfation and non-canonical phosphorylation. Along with using proteomics and phosphor-proteomics workflows to study these modifications in a variety of systems, I will also be interested in looking into the analysis of complex datasets. My project is supervised by Professors Claire Eyers, Patrick Eyers, and Andy Jones.