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Curriculum Vitae

Education

12/2000 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley

6/1996 A.B. in Chemistry, Harvard University

Experience

7/2002 – present, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Associate (2007 – present) and assistant (2002 – 2007) professor, Department of Chemistry. Development of molecular probes for the study of cellular biochemistry.

1/2001 – 6/2002, University of California at San Diego

Post-doctoral fellow with Roger Y. Tsien. Development of genetically-encoded fluorescent reporters for imaging phosphorylation in living mammalian cells. Application of reporters to study EGF receptor activation and the role of Abl kinase in cell migration.

9/1996 – 12/2000, University of California at Berkeley

Graduate student with Peter G. Schultz. Phage-display evolution of a tyrosine kinase with altered nucleotide specificity. Structural and functional studies of staphylococcal nuclease using unnatural amino acid mutagenesis and single molecule spectroscopy. Investigations of potassium channel gating and selectivity using in vivo unnatural amino acid mutagenesis.

9/1992 – 9/1995, Harvard University

Research assistant in the laboratory of Elias J. Corey. Mechanistic studies of lanosterol synthase. Development of new catalysts for the Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation reaction.

9/1990 – 6/1992, Texas Academy of Math and Science

Research assistant in the laboratory of Roderick Bates (University of North Texas). Studies of photochemical reaction mechanisms.

Honors

2012 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

2011 Ellen Swallow Richards Professorship

2010 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry

2009 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award

2008 E. Bright Wilson Lecture, Harvard Chemistry

2008 National Institutes of Health Director's Pioneer Award

2007 American Chemical Society Buck Whitney Award

2006 Technology Review TR35 Award

2006 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

2005 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award

2005 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship

2003 EJLB Foundation Scholar Research Program Award

2003 National Institutes of Health K22 Career Development Award

2003 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

2002 Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award

2002 Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Chair

2001 National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2000 U.C. Berkeley Chancellor's Fellowship

1999 American Chemical Society Division of Organic Chemistry Graduate Fellowship

1996 National Science Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

1996 Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for Senior Thesis, Harvard University

1995 Radcliffe Dean’s Fellowship for Undergraduate Research

1994 Pfizer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Publications