Lydia Perkins

Credentials: BA Cornell University

Position title: Chemistry Graduate Student

Email: ljperkins@wisc.edu

Lydia is a native of Alexandria, Virginia. She attended Cornell University and graduated in 2016 with a BA in Chemistry and Biology. Lydia is an egregiously proud alumna of the Cornell Women’s Varsity Rowing team. Following her graduation, she moved to Boston and worked as a research assistant at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, where she thoroughly enjoyed synthesizing novel nucleoside analog building blocks as part of the company’s RNAi drug platform. As a member of the Buller group, she is excited to be studying chemical synthesis under the world’s most accomplished synthetic chemist, Nature. Lydia’s hobbies include various athletic undertakings, cooking, playing the banjo, chitchatting, and general adventuring.