About Me

I spent my childhood and early adulthood being educated on the East Coast, graduating from the University of Southern Maine in 2008 with my B.S. in Chemistry. Seeking out new opportunities and warmer weather I promptly moved to Tempe, to attend Arizona State University for graduate school. My interest has always been in pharmaceuticals and medical chemistry, especially cancer; accordingly I elected to work for Dr. Sidney Hecht, who had recently relocated from University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he was a professor of chemistry and biology for 30 years. I earned my PhD in Chemistry under his mentorship and graduated from Arizona State in 2013.

My graduate tenure was a complete gamut of scientific education; from science policy seminars to endless nights of bench-work to rebuilding HPLCs, I did it all and primarily in the interest of studying the anti-tumor agent bleomycin. As a result of my graduate work I contributed to several publications and one patent. During the last year of graduate school (and outside the scope of my dissertation work) I developed a novel method for separating the enantiomers of a precious natural product and was asked to stay as a Post- Doctoral Research Associate to finish the project. I am now actively seeking positions in academics or industry relation to medicinal/organic chemistry and analytical chemistry positions, especially relating to (HP)LC.

Science Philosphy

I grew up wanting to be a scientist, knowing I was going to be a scientist and have always held a deep interest in fundamentally understanding the way things work, biological and mechanical alike. I believe all biological organisms are all interconnected and related in ways that we cannot readily quantify/qualify and as a result of that, most if not all of our answers (in the form of drug treatments) will come from natural products or derivatives thereof.

I also believe in doing proper science, which means attention to detail and performing due diligence. The name ‘Trevor’ actually means ‘prudent in practice’, and it fits. I think far too much science today is done in the interest of publications, deadlines, politics and obviously greed. I simply like to understand the way things work and solve problems.

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