synthesis of unnatural amino acids with interesting characteristics and functionalities; incorporation of unnatural amino acids into proteins to better understand various protein interactions and functions
B.S. 2011, Macalester College
Iota Sigma Pi
Kranbuehl-Thompson Graduate Fellowship, W&M 2012
Graduate Dean Student Focus Group, Chemistry Representative 2012-2013
S. Laurie Sanderson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring in the Natural and Computational Sciences 2013
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Macalester College Fall 2009 & Spring 2011
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Macalester College Summer 2010 - Fall 2010
Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant, W&M September 2011 - May 2012
Graduate Research Assistant, W&M Summer 2012
Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant, W&M September 2012 - present
Tripp, V.T.; Young, D.D.; "Discovery of Small Molecule Modifiers of microRNAs for the Treatment of HCV Infection" Methods in Molecular Biology, 2012, Humana Press.
Tripp, V.T.; McKenna, J.R.; Young, D.D. "Approaches to the Modulation of miRNA Maturation" miRNA Maturation, 2012, Springer Science Press.
Education & Career Objectives
Obtain a PhD then a Chemistry faculty position