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B.Sc. Chemistry with Specialization in Biochemistry, 2013, University of Virginia
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Eli grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and headed south to the University of Virginia (UVa) to earn a B.Sc. in chemistry with specialization in biochemistry and a minor in bioethics. While at UVa, Eli worked with Professor Adam Goldfarb and studied calpain 2, a protease that cleaves methylphosphate capping enzyme (MePCE) and promotes positive transcription elongation factor (P-TEFb) dependent megakaryocyte morphogenesis. As a graduate student in the chemical biology program, Eli investigates how cystathionine beta synthase (CBS) is regulated.  He uses a variety of bioanalytical and biophysical techniques to study CBS activity and the heme environment of CBS. Outside of chemistry, Eli enjoys traveling, exploring the expansive Madison dining scene, cheering on Cleveland, UVa, and UW-Madison sports teams, bus driving, and jamming to the Grateful Dead.

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