Group Member Since 2016
B.S., University of Mary Washington, 2015
Following a previous interest in catalysis from a synthetic inorganic perspective, I am fascinated by how biology consistently affords powerful, selective, and efficient solutions to difficult chemical transformations. By better understanding how enzymes work, inspiration may be found for generation of better synthetic analogues for next-generation catalysis or improved inhibitors to halt undesirable reactions. Often, this investigation of structure and activity is aided greatly by a variety of forms of spectroscopy.
My current project focuses on the native physiological regulation of metabolic enzymes, with a hope to elucidate mechanisms of dynamic allosteric communication. Exploiting such dynamics could afford a novel therapeutic approach to inhibiting cancer cell proliferation.
In my free time, I enjoy maintaining the Dyer lab website, practicing public science communication, throwing pottery, and going to concerts.