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.
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.