I am a second year graduate student researcher in the Smolke Lab at Stanford University.
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- PhD candidate in Chemistry, Stanford University
- 2010, BS Biochemistry with Honors, University of Maryland, College Park
- 2010, BS Cell Biology and Genetics with Honors, University of Maryland, College Park
My research is bioengineering S. cerevisiae for the production of benzylisoquinoline alkaloids, with an emphasis on applying genetic and biochemical strategies for introducing heterologous enzymes and optimizing pathway flux.
General research interests:
- Metabolic engineering and synthetic biology
- Protein engineering
- Chemical biology
- DeMuth, P., Hurley, M., Wu, C., Galanie, S., Zachariah, M.R., DeShong, P. 2010. Mesoscale porous silica as drug delivery vehicles: Synthesis, characterization, and pH-sensitive release profiles. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 141, 128-134.
- Acknowledged in Hazelwood, L.A., Free, R.B., Cabrera, D.M., Skinbjerg, M., Sibley, D.R. 2008. Reciprocal Modulation of Function between the D1 and D2 Dopamine Receptors and the Na+,K+-ATPase. Journal of Biological Chemistry 283, 36441-36453.