I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania. I am a member of two laboratories, where one focuses on understanding the biophysical principles of protein engineering and the other focuses on developing advanced optical probes for imaging applications. My current work is an interdisciplinary project which involves engineering neuronal optical voltage-sensing probes using synthetic proteins. The goal of the project is to create a novel technology that could provide a better insight of the relationship between neural circuitry and complex behavior and establish an improved understanding of how the brain functions. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.