I was born and raised in Germany as the son of a Polish family. I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. in chemistry at the University of Bremen, Germany, and worked for a semester during my Masters studies in a synthetic lab at the University of Miami in FL. Now I am a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate in the Polt lab at the University of Arizona, working on SAR-based design, modeling, and total synthesis of novel sphingosine-based drug candidates for treatment of the autoimmune diseases asthma and multiple sclerosis. Beyond chemistry I enjoy traveling, reading, working out in the gym, and taking long road trips with my Lincoln land yacht.