2009 - present Professor, Department of Chemistry, Tufts University
Member, Graduate Program in Molecular Microbiology, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University
2000 B.E., Chemical Engineering, Cooper Union
2005 Ph.D., Chemistry, Yale University
2005 - 2009 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute/MIT
Awards & Honors
2006 National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship
2010 Smith Family Award for Excellence in Biomedical Research
2010 - 2015 NIH New Innovator Award
My laboratory applies covalent constraints to produce peptides with unique chemical and biological functions.
I have been involved in problems of peptide conformation and molecular recognition since graduate school. I have broad experience applying innovative synthetic, biophysical, and genetic approaches to peptide science. The peptide community is a big tent, but has always been a source of support and inspiration for me. I welcome the opportunity to give back.
On Tuesday (March 9th) and Thursday (March 11th), APS FASEB representative Dr. Mark Distefano along with other FASEB representatives and staff met with congressional staff members from both the House of Representatives and Senate to encourage them to increase the budgets for both NIH and NSF.
Updated 3/30/21 Read about recent things happening at FASEB, a coalition of scientific societies including APS, that represents over 130,000 biological and biomedical researchers from around the world.