Leah earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at Princeton University where she completed her undergraduate thesis under the guidance of Prof. Mohammad Seyedsayamdost. Upon realizing her passion for natural product chemistry, she remained in the same laboratory to obtain her Ph.D. Her graduate research focused on the discovery and biosynthesis of radical SAM enzyme-modified RiPPs from streptococcus bacteria. She joined the Moore Lab in January 2021. Here, she is exploring her interests in synthetic biology, microbiomes, and biomedical applications.