Steve is a research scientist at the University of Washington where he is currently leading the Bioreactor Core Facility. This group has been primarily responsible for producing 1000’s of recombinant proteins for two large structural genomics projects: Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID) and Medicinal Structural Genomics of Pathogenic Protozoa (MSGPP). In addition to optimizing approaches for the production, expression and purification of recombinant proteins, Steve is also involved in developing rescue strategies for high value targets in the pipeline.
Beyond his scientific pursuits, Steve is keenly interested in science communication and information graphics. He received graduate degrees from Oregon State University and University of California Santa Cruz before working at Santa Cruz Biotechnology then joining the University of Washington.