Bobby is a New Jerseyan who first discovered his interest in organic chemistry thanks to his high school teacher Mr. Franz. As an undergraduate, he worked on the synthesis of IGP synthase substrate analogues in the lab of Prof. David Konas at Montclair State University. Upon graduation, he pursued his PhD in the lab of Prof. Spencer Knapp at Rutgers, New Brunswick. While there, Bobby was responsible for the design and synthesis of antimalarials with proposed novel mechanisms of action. He enjoys board games, a good book, and a bad Sci-fi movie. He hopes to one day foster an interest in organic chemistry among future students.