- Program Year: 4
- Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
- Field of Study: Computational Chemistry
- Academic Advisor: Tom Miller
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2018)
B.S. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Brown University, 2014
Summary of Research
Enzymes are used in a wide variety of applications from the production of biofuels to the remediation of industrial waste. I am interested in using theoretical and computational tools to elucidate the dynamics of enzymatic reactions at a molecular level. Developing this fundamental understanding is important for achieving rational control of enzyme function.
Jacobson, D. & Whitelam, S. Direct evaluation of dynamical large-deviation rate functions using a variational ansatz. arXiv:1903.06098 [cond-mat] (2019).
Paul Cross Prize, Spring 2014: Brown University Chemistry Department
Joseph Kestin Award of Excellence, Spring 2014: Brown University Engineering Department
Caltech Amgen Scholars Program, Summer 2013