Nicole Xu

jt.xu [at] berkeley [dot] edu

Nicole was born and grew up in Shenzhen, China. She attended Reed College for her undergraduate studies. There she worked with Prof. Mir Bowring on mechanistic studies of C–H bond functionalization and did her thesis with Prof. Shivani Ahuja and Prof. Kelly Chacón on structural characterization of a Tellurium-detoxifying membrane protein TerC. Nicole moved to Berkeley in 2023 and joined the Hartwig group to study artificial metalloenzyme for biocatalysis. Outside of the lab, Nicole enjoys reading and the outdoors.