I successfully defended my thesis, “Symmetry and Simplicity in Protein Evolution and Design.”
My dissertation benefited significantly from a fruitful collaboration with Dr. Ozan Kumru and Dr. C. Russell Middaugh, and their contributions are much appreciated. Thanks go to Ms. Lyn Kittle and Dr. Anant Paravastu for their friendship and good humor throughout my graduate education; Dr. Jihun Lee for her unwavering support and kindness; and Ms. Sachiko Blaber for her wisdom and perspective. I am deeply grateful to Dr. Michael Blaber for his mentorship and I am proud of the work we did together. My time in the Blaber Lab will always stand out as one of sincere happiness. Finally, I would like to thank my family–my Aunt Helen, my grandmother, and, most importantly, my mother–for their constant support and unconditional love.
Here are some pictures from the event: