Clinical Chemistry Postdoctoral Fellow, University of ChicagoBiography
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I received my Bachelor of Science and my Doctor of Philosophy from the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University. I studied the photochemistry and reduction-oxidation chemistry of nucleic acids with Dr. Dipankar Sen. I was a postdoctoral fellow for three years with Dr. Joseph Piccirilli from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Chicago and studied RNA structural biology using phage-display technology and crystallography. For the past two years, I am in the clinical chemistry postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago Medicine, a ComACC certified training program under the directorship of Dr. Jerry Yeo. My research interest is in personalized medicine. My research interest is in personalized medicine. I am interested in developing and using mass spectrometry to study an observed phenotype (ie. protein levels, protein post-translational modifications, and active drugs and/or its metabolites) and next-generation sequencing to study the corresponding genotype. By combining genetic and phenotypic data, a more well-rounded and complete understanding of personalized medicine can be achieved.