B.Sc (Hons) in chemistry from the University of Adelaide, Australia in 1999 under the auspices of Prof. Louis Rendina. Synthesis of hydrogen bonded platinum-based macrocycles.
PhD with advisors Prof. Chad Mirkin and Prof. SonBinh Nguyen at Northwestern University. Developed supramolecular allosteric catalytic systems.
Dow Foundation Fellowship through the American Australian Association at The Scripps Research Institute with Prof M. Reza Ghadiri. Studied semi-synthetic programmable enzymatic systems as selective, responsive elements in biomolecule detection and signal amplification.
July 2008-June 2017, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials Science & Engineering and NanoEngineering, University of California, San Diego CA
July 2017-Present, Jacob & Rosaline Cohn Professor of Chemistry, Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, IL