Best job interview advice I’ve received, “impress upon them that when it comes to science you are serious, serious as a goddamn heart attack.”
Dr. Krusemark received B.S. degrees in chemistry and crop sciences from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign in 2001. He received his Ph. D. in biochemistry under Peter Belshaw from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. He went on to do postdoctoral work in the laboratories of Pehr Harbury and Patrick Brown at Stanford University. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Purdue in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. His research focuses on DNA-encoding approaches for both discovery of biologically active small molecules and development of proteomic analytical tools. The primary goals of the lab include a) the synthesis of highly complex, combinatorial peptidomimetic libraries on DNA for discovery of protein-protein interaction inhibitors and b) design of DNA-encoded probes for high-throughput detection of enzymatic activity using DNA analysis.