Aaron Van Dyke received his BS in chemistry from Seattle University in 2004 as a Sullivan Scholar and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from MIT in 2009. He began training in the field of chemical biology at the University of Michigan. In 2010, Dr. Van Dyke was awarded an American Cancer Society – Michigan Cancer Research Fund postdoctoral fellowship. He started his independent career as an Assistant Professor at Fairfield University in 2013. His research focuses on the design of chemical probes to study protein function and control transcriptionally important protein-protein interactions. In 2015, Professor Van Dyke was selected as Fairfield University’s Undergraduate Teacher of the Year and in 2017 he received the Distinguished Advising and Mentoring Award from the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the Faculty-in-Residence of Fairfield’s Ignatian Residential College and serves on the national selection committee for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.