He began his doctoral studies at the University of Michigan under the supervision of Prof. William R. Roush. Later, he moved to the Scripps Research Institute-Florida with Prof. Roush and received his Ph.D. degree in 2008. His research at the SRI-Florida focused on the syntheses of derivatives of the natural product acetogenin using asymmetric [3+2] annulation methodology. He joined the Aubé group/KU-CMLD in June 2008 as a postdoctoral researcher in Core B. Now working as research associate since 2011, he carries out research on the intramolecular azido-Schmidt reactions of 3-azidoaldehydes and in the design and construction of combinatorial libraries in the kappa opioid agonist area as well as in other biologically interesting molecular targets.