“My work could lead to the discovery of a novel opiate with pain-relieving capability, without inducing dependence and addiction.
WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?
In high school, I knew I wanted to get a PhD in chemistry, and I saw that CSS would help me achieve that goal.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE SO FAR?
My favorite CSS experience has been studying for finals late at night in the CSS lounge with my CSS friends Precious, Kate, Tylar, and Tsion.
HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?
CSS has cemented my goal to get a PhD in Chemistry and then work in the research industry.
WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?
I am primarily interested in organic chemistry and physical chemistry (Aube lab and Papanikolas lab, respectively). In the Aube Lab, I work on the opioid project, where I look for potent, biased agonists at the kappa opioid receptor. My work could lead to the discovery of a novel opiate with pain-relieving capability, without inducing dependence and addiction.
AWARDS AND HONORS
- Renwick Academic Achievement Award
- Jason D. Altom Memorial Award for Undergraduate Research
- CSS Distinguished Scholar Award