B.S., Chemistry, Commonwealth College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Ph.D., Chemistry, Boston College
Phone: (508) 565-1519
Office: Shields Science Center, 306
After completing my Bachelor's degree from UMass, Amherst I moved to Burlington, Vermont to join the Biochemistry Department in the College of Medicine as a research technician. After a few years I moved to Boston to begin graduate work in the Department of Chemistry at Boston College. While a graduate student, I privately tutored a number of students in high school and college-level chemistry. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, hiking, and spending time with family.
Protein and enzyme science
Protein and enzyme structure and function
Enzyme kinetics and regulation
Species dependent enzyme structure
Crystallographic snapshots of the complete catalytic cycle of the unregulated aspartate transcarbamoylase from Bacillus subtilis, Journal of Molecular Biology, 2011, 411(1), 190-200.
A New Class of Inhibitors of Fructose 1,6-bisphosphatase Based Upon the Natural Product Achyrofuran, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2010, 45(4), 1478-84.
Investigation of the C-Terminal Redox Center of High-Mr Thioredoxin Reductase by Protein Engineering and Semisynthesis, Biochemistry, 2007, 46(33), 9472-83.
Studies in Deprotection of Cysteine and Selenocysteine Side-chain Protecting Groups, Journal of Peptide Science, 2007, 13(2), 81-93.
Semisynthesis and Characterization of Mammalian Thioredoxin Reductase, Biochemistry, 2006, 45(16), 5158-70.
Journal of Peptide Science - "Best Publication Award", 2009
General Chemistry Lab
Organic Chemistry Lab