Graduate student (joined 2019)
Project: Retinoid membrane disruptors
Bio: Cassie grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and earned her Bachelor degree in Chemistry in 2016 from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. During her undergraduate career, she completed her thesis work on the total synthesis of both enantiomers of pilosinine under the guidance of Dr. Richard Mullins. After her undergraduate career, she went on to work as a technical associate at Milliken and Company in South Carolina for two years in the Plastic Additives division. Her desire to advance her career finally led her to join the Wuest group in January of 2019. Outside of the lab, she loves to try out new recipes, spend time with friends, and cuddle her two cats, Jack and George.