I am fascinated by the unique chemistry biological systems use to survive harsh environments. My research uses informatics to unite classical analytical and organic chemistry with emerging high-throughput DNA sequencing technologies to understand the molecular structures, biosynthesis, bioactivities, and physical properties of plant chemicals, polymers, and composites. My goal is to use this approach to develop and apply new knowledge about chemical biology to sustaining and improving human life. You can read more about phytochemicals and the important roles they play in our daily lives and the global economy on my phytochemistry blog or twitter blog.