Awarded in 2005
Home Department: Chemistry
Faculty Advisors: Steve Chu (Physics, Applied Physics) and Daniel Herschlag (Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering)
Research Description: Sergey’s research involved the use of single-molecule Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (sm-FRET) to explore the folding dynamics of RNA. In the Herschlag and Chu labs, Sergey used synthetic and characterization techniques to determine distance changes between labeled sites on a ribozyme molecule.
Sergey is the VP of Research, Materials & Texture at Impossible Foods Inc., a company that was founded by Stanford biochemistry professor emeritus, Pat Brown. Its goal is to revolutionize the food industry and to roll back the adverse effects that industrial scale animal farming has on the environment and on us.