She completed her B.Sc. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and an emphasis in Chemical Ecology.
She completed an undergraduate summer internship in Natural Products Chemistry under the aegis of Dr. Amy Wright at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce, FL investigating anti-autophagic metabolites isolated from marine sponges.
Lydia currently uses mass spectrometry and NMR to facilitate discovery of anticancer metabolites from freshwater cyanobacteria. She enjoys using comparative metabolomics and computational analysis of LC-MS/MS data to better understand the role that chemical ecology plays in the expression of metabolites from this phylum.
When not in the lab, you can find Lydia globe-trotting or on her yoga mat.