What is your role at Primordial Genetics, and how long have you been on the team?

I’m a Scientist at Primordial Genetics, Enzymatic Oligonucleotide Synthesis (EOS) team and I’ve been here for almost a year now.

What led you to join Primordial Genetics?

Primordial Genetics appreciates diversity, culture and work-life balance and is also located in beautiful San Diego. It’s also super exciting that Primordial Genetics is focused on improving polymerases for enzymatic RNA/DNA synthesis for therapeutics applications.

What is your favorite aspect about your research?

Enzymatic Oligonucleotide Synthesis (EOS) team at Primordial Genetics works on improving polymerases to synthesize oligonucleotides using natural nucleotides without any blocking groups. This aspect of oligonucleotide synthesis is really fascinating to me because of its potential to produce highly pure, cost-effective oligonucleotides that will greatly benefit oligonucleotide-based therapeutics developments in the future.

When you aren’t in the lab, what do you like to do?

I love nature and when I’m not in the lab, I really enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also like painting and growing flowers.

What is one place in the world you would like to visit and why?

One day, I’d love to see the northern lights because it is one of the things that seems magical to me in the world.