Celebrating Sam starting his new lab at UC Riverside in January!

Sam has joined the Department of Chemistry at UC Riverside as an assistant professor! Sam’s research will focus in the areas of bioinorganic chemistry. In particular, he will be applying de novo protein design to building structure-function relationships for natural metalloproteins and developing new-to-nature metal sites. As a postdoc, Sam designed proteins to bind metallocofactors and obtained the first crystal structure of a designed porphyrin-binding protein.

Congratulations, Sam, on your new position! Here is a photo from Sam’s celebratory party at Ballast Point: