In January 2002, I joined the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Concordia University. I earned my Ph.D. (1997) at McGill University studying the biophysical properties of bipolar phospholipids under the supervision of Prof. Bruce Lennox. Prior to joining Concordia University, I carried out postdoctoral research on Supramolecular Chemistry at Université Louis Pasteur (Strasbourg, France) with Prof. Jean-Marie Lehn and studied advanced scanning probe microscopy techniques at the Steacie Institute (NRC) in Ottawa, with Dr. Linda Johnston.
Here at Concordia, I have an enthusiastic group of graduate and undergraduate students carrying out research in my laboratory on topics ranging from macromolecular folding, unfolding, and adhesion to probing the origins of homochirality. Furthermore, I have a great interest in popularizing Chemistry and Science to the general public.
I am a member of the Canadian Society of Chemistry (MCIC), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem, MRSC), and Sigma Xi.
Design, synthesis, and physical characterization of bio-inspired model folding systems