I was drawn to study science by the endless material it provides for storytelling. Every new discovery is a story waiting to be realized, and there's nothing quite as satisfying as fitting all of the pieces together into a coherent narrative. While chemistry is a beautiful subject near and dear to my heart, I also love challenging myself to communicate ideas outside of my training to a broad audience. I'm always on the lookout for new material, so please reach out if there's a topic you'd like to see me cover.
I received my B.Sc. (Honours) in Chemistry from UBC Vancouver, my Ph.D. in Chemistry from Princeton University and am currently a professor of organic chemistry at Rice University interested in designing powerful new tools for synthesizing the molecules of modern life.