With over a decade of industry expertise, I have been at the forefront of numerous, successful structure determination research collaborations, including hepatitis C virus (HCV), oncology and diabetes targets. Prior to joining Beryllium, I was a crystallographer and senior research scientist at the Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID). I have deposited more than 200 crystal structures into the international Protein Data Bank and have published 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Puget Sound and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Washington, and was a Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
I pride myself on succeeding where others have failed in the world of science. I am innovative in my approach and work to find feasible solutions to challenging problems. Creativity is an underlying core component of my scientific approach. I am also results-driven, working to obtain the answers to questions as quickly as possible to enable future thought and additional questions and problems to tackle. I am passionate about finding solutions to scientific challenges. With deep expertise in RNA, DNA and protein structural biology, I enable an optimally productive client-consultant relationship as a key company liaison on many projects. I am the primary Beryllium contact for the company’s strategic work with the SSGCID.