Peyton Higgins

Credentials: BA Smith College

Position title: Chemistry Graduate Student (Joined 2018)


Peyton is yet another Buller Lab member who hails from Iowa, having grown up in the tiny town of Hudson. She then moved across the country to Northampton, Massachusetts, where she completed a BA in Chemistry in 2018. Her undergraduate research focused on synthesizing derivatives of an extracted natural product called Neurolenin D. These compounds were then studied in collaboration with a biology lab as potential treatments for a parasitic disease called lymphatic filariasis. She also spent a summer at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, conducting research on palladium-catalyzed arylation of indoles. Peyton is now back in the Midwest and excited to take her research in new directions as part of the Buller Lab! In her free time, Peyton enjoys hiking, rock climbing, playing video games, and spending time with her two dogs.