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I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the chemistry department at Northwestern University where I work at the intersection of chemistry, physics, and computer science.  In January 2023 I will join the chemical engineering and materials science faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, where I will be a tenure track assistant professor. I will be using my expertise to study molecular motors, a fitting research topic for the Motor City. I am a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley with a PhD in chemical engineering and a designated emphasis in computational science and engineering.  I grew up in central Pennsylvania and received my undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.  I currently live in Chicago with my wife, Ellyn, and our dog, Pepper.  In my free time I enjoy reading, playing video games, jogging, cooking, camping, and watching college football.

“I think you can put scientists into two buckets. One is the type who dives very deeply into one topic for their whole career and they know it better than anybody else in the world. Then there’s the other bucket, where I would put myself, where it’s like you’re at a buffet table and you see an interesting thing here and do it for a while, and that connects you to another interesting thing and you take a bit of that.”

Jennifer Doudna