Thomas’s research focuses on the development of a standardized method for using Overhauser Dynamic Nuclear Polarization enhanced NMR at 0.35T to study hydration dynamics in biomolecular and material samples. This includes collaborations in the development of instrumentation and methods to collect and analyze data as well as applications to various protein and material assemblies where surface hydration dynamics govern key properties. Additional efforts involve applications of various forms of EPR to study biomolecules.
2007: B.S., Biochemistry, Oakland University
2013: Ph.D.., Chemistry, Michigan State University.
2013 - 2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Florida
2015 - 2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, National Institutes of Health
2016: Scientist, Bridge12 Technologies
2016 - 2018: Applications Engineer, Bruker BioSpin Corp.
2018 - 2019: Applications Scientist, Bruker BioSpin Corp.
2019 - present: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California - Santa Barbara (Advisor: Prof. Songi Han)
2015: NIH - F32 - Ruth L. Kirschtein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award