RESEARCH PROJECTS

WHAT I'M WORKING ON

David's research is focused on improving human health through cutting-edge therapeutic design and biotechnology. More recently, his independent research has explored using computation and artificial intelligence to create new treatments for chronic diseases.

MY PROJECTS

  • RetroCHEM: Automated single-step retrosynthetic reaction prediction with energy-weighted molecular graphs
  • CeRNetwork: In silico discovery and classification of competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) molecules for multi-omic network diffusion and novel miRNA-sequestering drug design
  • What's in Your Water? A mechanism for rapid identification of aquatic microorganisms via magneto-fluorescent nanoparticles
  • Spontaneous selective carbon dioxide adsorption using cyclodextrin metal-organic frameworks (CD-MOF) conjugated with alkali ions

WRITTEN POETRY

EXPLORING NATURE AND THE PRESENT CONSCIENCE

David's poetic work navigates what it means to exist in the present while acknowledging the heavy influence of the past and memory. His work is often birthed out of confusion and a constantly growing mindfulness about his current state of being. He often writes about these topics through nature and its influence on memory, how its ubiquity commands one to remember while existing simultaneously.

David is currently working on finishing two original poetry collections. Check out some of his work below!

SPOKEN WORD ART

ART WITH ACCESSIBILITY

In addition to traditional, written poetry, David also frequently performs original works of spoken word poetry at local events. He performs with the hope of opening a window into the world of poetry, with the goal of rendering poetry an art form that is more accessible to the public.

David has earned first place at the Northern Virginia invitational poetry slam, and he has competed amongst some of the strongest youth poets on during Hyperbole—the largest youth poetry slam on the East Coast. He is currently a member of the nationally ranked Stanford Spoken Word Collective, which gives him more opportunities to perform and spread his art to the masses. Some of David's performances can be seen by clicking below.