Rebecca Schäfer, Ph.D.
Rebecca received her BSc. and MSc. in Chemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. During her time in Heidelberg, she spent 8 months at UC Berkeley for her Master's thesis in the group of Prof. Dean Toste working on photoredox chemistry inside the cavity of a supramolecular Ga4L6-assembly. In 2015, she then moved to Switzerland to start her Ph.D. at ETH Zürich in the group of Prof. Helma Wennemers where she developed a new bioorthogonal ligation reactions based on isonitriles and chlorooximes. After her Ph.D., she went back to California and joined the Moore Lab in October 2020 as a Postdoc to study stereoselective enzymatic halogenation reactions of unactivated carbon skeletons in fresh water microalgae.