I wanted to gain hands-on experiences by being a research assistant. I learned how to synthesize organic molecules, called radiosensitizers, which have a function of enhancing tumor
cell death by radiation therapy. With the fast growth of computational research, I was curious on how people use computers to do
research. In this project, I learned how to determine geometrical and energetic characteristics of intra-molecular hydrogen bonding in aromatic oligoamide foldamers, which can aid in novel foldamer applications and provide new directions in biomedical research.