David Wych completed his B.S. in Physics from Claremont McKenna College (CMC) in 2015. In his time at CMC, he worked with Dr. Paul S. Nerenberg refining non-bonded parameters for Molecular Dynamics simulations, and completed his thesis performing Molecular Dynamics simulation studies of a PTEN peptide sequence binging to calpain isoforms, under the direction of Dr. Yun (Lyna) Luo of Western University of Health Sciences. He has also worked under Dr. Daniel W. Savin of Columbia University’s Astrochemistry Department, performing simulations of existing and proposed merged ion beam apparatus modules for improvement and future development, as part of an REU program in Summer 2014. After about a year of professional work as a one-on-one tutor, he began working toward his Ph.D. at UCI, and joined the Mobley Lab. More recently, David spent the summer of 2018 at Los Alamos National Labs, under the mentorship of Dr. Michael E. Wall, as a Fellow in the Applied Machine Learning Summer School. David’s research focuses mainly on the study of diffuse scattering in X-ray protein crystallography. He works closely with the Math CEO program at UCI, mentoring middle-school students from Orange County in math and science.