Nichole Pedowitz, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Dr. Nichole Pedowitz is a post-doctoral researcher in the Bogyo Lab at Stanford University School of Medicine. She received a dual B.S. in Chemistry and Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Southern California.

At Stanford, her current research focuses on using activity-based protein profiling (ABPP) to identify active hydrolytic enzymes expressed by infectious Borrelia burgdorferi. Her ELA project plans to exploit the endogenous activity of this class of enzymes to develop covalent affinity ligands that will ultimately be conjugated to a graphene biosensor. The resulting device will be capable of diagnosing active infection for both early- and late- stage Lyme disease.

Her diagnostic project was selected for the 2022 Emerging Leader Award, a $100,000 grant.