My name is Sander Roy and I am from Halifax, Canada. I completed a B.S. in biochemistry and an M.S. in Chemistry at Dalhousie University where I studied enzymology and physical organic chemistry.
I chose to pursue my Ph.D. studies in the Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University because after thoroughly searching over two dozen universities on both sides of the border the department stood out as having all of the resources I need to do the science that I love. They have the right balance of cutting edge and versatile facilities, high-impact research, and a motivated community of faculty members and graduate students. For me, this means that I have the tools to design, test, and re-engineer enzymes for use in biotechnology or gene therapy in an environment that both challenges and inspires.
After rotating in three labs my first year, I joined the Gimble lab in Spring 2013.
When I'm not in the lab, I like to study linguistics, go for a run, or relax with my friends and fellow graduate students.