I use quantum mechanics to use and develop models of photochemistry and molecular photobiology.
I obtained my PhD from the Centre for Biophysics and Computational Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL, USA) in 2004. My PhD advisor was Prof. Todd J. Martínez and the title of my thesis was "Excited Electronic States of Green Fluorescent Protein Chromophore Models"
I obtained my BSc with Honours from the Department of Physics at the College of William & Mary in Virginia (Williamsburg, VA, USA) in 1997. My thesis advisor was Prof. Gina Hoatson and the title of my thesis was "Solid State 2H NMR Relaxation Measurements of Polycrystalline L-Leucine and Glycine"
I moved to the University of Queensland in 2004. From 2004-2008 I worked in the group of Prof. Sean C. Smith at the Centre for Computational Molecular Science and at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. In 2008 I moved to the School of Physics, where I am now, and began working in the Condensed Matter Theory group, which is led by Prof. Ross H. McKenzie.