I have always been fascinated by how proteins, made up of simple building blocks of 20 amino acids, could serve the diverse functions required in living systems. I have previously worked with Reiske iron-sulphur proteins (M.Sc. research), phenylalanine dehydrogenase (Ph.D. research) and C-C bond cleaving hydrolases (Postdoctoral work in Université Laval and University of British Columbia). In Guelph, my lab is studying enzymes related by convergent and divergent evolution to decipher structure-function relationships in proteins. Target enzymes being investigated include those important for environmental pollutant degradation and those that are medically relevant for development of new therapeutic drugs.