- B.S. Chemistry, University of California Santa Cruz, 2003
- Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of California Santa Cruz (Advisor: Prof. Jin Z. Zhang), 2009
- NSF Postdoctoral Scholar, UT Austin (Advisor: Prof. Zhao Yang Zhu), 2009-2011
- Joint Postdoctoral Scientist, Columbia University & Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Advisors: Profs. Jonathan S. Owen & Dirk R. Englund), 2011-2014
Application of nanotechnology and nanodiamonds in neurobiology.