We are a spectroscopy group with interests in biophysics and materials science. Graduate students are trained in the interdisciplinary interface between Chemistry and Biophysics gaining skills that range from first principles theory and molecular modeling to protein mutagenesis and expression. We push the frontiers of our cutting-edge spectroscopy, develop new methods, and apply them to problems that are otherwise inaccessible to other biophysical techniques. The graduate students are continuously challenged to gain new skills in order to prepare them for an everchanging professional environment. Roughly half of the alumni are in academia while the other half are in pharmaceutical industry.

Our science is highly collaborative, and we value the ability to work as a team. We emphasize the holistic training of a diverse group of students and focus on the development of both hard and soft professional skills. The students participate in all research, teaching, and outreach missions of the group. We strive to make our work environment welcoming and friendly.

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