What have you been doing since you graduated?
Initially, I completed my MPhil in Biochemistry at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Scholar. Since then, I’ve been working toward my PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard. My research focuses on identifying new antibiotic targets in Gram-negative bacteria. On the side, I have been advising Context Therapeutics, a startup company in Philadelphia focusing on Sigma1 therapeutics.
How did LSM prepare you for life after college?
I am extremely interested in drug development and translating basic science into advances in healthcare. I feel that LSM helped me to better understand that process. It also convinced me that earning a PhD would be extremely helpful for being a part of the drug development process.
What was your favorite aspect of the LSM program?
I thought that the senior year Capstone class was an incredible opportunity –both to go through the process of analyzing technologies and to meet many people with experience in the industry.
Do you still keep in touch with your LSM colleagues?
I do still keep in touch with my LSM colleagues. Seeing their career trajectories has helped me to clarify what type of position may be a good fit for me once I finally finish my PhD!