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Our lab's philosophy

We aim to push the boundaries of science in a collaborative, inclusive, and friendly environment. Our work is motivated by current needs of our society and is shaped by creativity and observation. We believe science should be inclusive, fun, inspiring, and collaborative and we strive to make our lab culture such.

We welcome collaborative and enthusiastic members from all backgrounds to our team.

Learn more about our research and join us if you are interested.


  • Check out our latest paper in Nature Communications!

  • We are honored to be the recipient of 2021 Baxter foundation award to study neuropeptides signaling pathway in a molecular level.

  • Congrats to Karly to be selected as VPRI Undergraduate Researcher Fellow! Well-done!

  • Check out our latest paper in ACS Catalysis!

  • Kevin Harnden just started as a postdoc in our lab. Welcome Kevin! 

  • 2021 is off to an exciting start. We like to welcome Karly and Alonso to our team!

  • Christian Topete will be joining our group as a Research Assistant. Welcome Christian!

  • We will be officially starting on September 16th.