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Research Summary

Depsipeptides are plausible prebiotic predecessors to extant peptides.

We want to monitor the evolving sequences of depsipeptides through
repeated wet-dry cycles and ultimately, find stable structures
providing some sort of catalytic function spontaneously during the

My research focuses on the hydrolysis and recycling conditions for
amide bonds to help understand the selection and evolution process for
oligopeptides using NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometer.


Georgia Tech


Ph.D. student in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


B.S. in chemical and biological engineering at RPI