Aaron had received his Honours BSc. degree at the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2016. His Honour’s thesis was under the supervision of Patrick Gunning where he assisted in the development of improved fluorescent small molecule probes for the detection of variable phosphorylation motifs on proteins.
He is continuing his research project as a PhD student. He is interested in molecular recognition, supramolecular chemistry and medicinal chemistry. His current research is focusing on applying selective phosphorylation sensors towards disease-relevant applications such as the early detection of hyperphosphorylated tau protein implicated in Alzheimer’s disease.