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B.S., Chemistry with Honors and Distinction, 1998, UNC-Chapel Hill (Royce W. Murray). Ph.D., 2006, University of California, Irvine (Scott D. Rychnovsky). Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006-2009, University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Molecular Foundry (Carolyn R. Bertozzi).

Awards: Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2014-2019); Boston University Innovation Professorship (2013-2014); Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (2013-2015); NSF CAREER Award (2013-2018); Boston University Materials Science and Engineering Innovation Award (2013); Boston University Ignition Award (2013); American Chemical Society Young Academic Investigator Award (2013); Thieme Journal Award (2012); Fred Morrison Scholarship (1994-1998, funded entire undergraduate education).