Zachary Brown

Associate Research Scholar

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Hometown: Green Bay, WI
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 2010, Organic/Peptide Chemistry

Zack is developing novel chemical biology tools to interrogate epigenetic phenomena, specifically in the regulation of histone methyltransferases. He is also researching synthetic approaches to tie peptidyl knots, which could have far-reaching implications for the burgeoning field of shoe-based nanotechnology.

Recently Zack has discovered that he shares >80% of his genome with that of the prestigious platypus, and so he has been working hard to elucidate what aspects of himself can be considered most platypus-like. Suggestions are welcome.

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