12/2000 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley
6/1996 A.B. in Chemistry, Harvard University
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.
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