About Me:

I am a doctoral student in the laboratories of David Baker in Biochemistry and Jens Gundlach in Physics, with a mission to architect synthetic biological channels for nanopore DNA sequencing and molecular diagnostics. Starting from a first principles design model, to simulating amino acid sequences that are predicted to fold into the desired channel shape, to coaxing their expression in bacterial cells, to suspending them in artificial lipid bilayers and studying their conductance properties, I aim to be a full stack nanopore architect. My interest has always been in developing miniaturized, parallelized and personalized sequencing and diagnostics tools. I previously worked at Illumina and hold an MS in Molecular Engineering from University of Washington, and a BS in Bioengineering from UC San Diego.



Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates