Assistant Professor - Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Neurochemistry

Research and/or Creative Works

Our lab develops and optimizes analytical methods (including sampling, microfluidics, and electrochemical sensing technology) to make quantitative measurements of a range of analytes. These analytes include molecules produced by the gut microbiome (such as short chain fatty acids), contaminants in water ecosystems (i.e. heavy metals), and those responsible for signaling in the central nervous system (i.e. neurotransmitters and neuropeptides).

We utilize a variety of surface chemistry to make our sensing devices, including but not limited to ionophores and molecular imprinting technology.

Check out our lab website for more information!



Awards and Recognition

2019 – The Midwest Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference Travel Award
2015 – 2016 – Andrew Mellon Fellowship
2011 – 2013 – Arts & Sciences Fellowship

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Bioanalytical Chemistry, Neurochemistry, Biochemistry, Depression, PTSD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Electrochemical Sensing, Separations, Neuropeptides, Neurotransmitters, Voltammetry, Carbon Fiber Microelectrodes


  • B.S. Biochemistry — Florida State University, 2011
  • B.S. Chemistry — Florida State University, 2011
  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry — University of Pittsburgh, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Researcher — University of South Carolina, 2018-2020


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Office Location:

E341 Innovation

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