Levi Knippel began his undergraduate career here at Johns Hopkins University in 2012 and had a keen interest in chemistry. Dr. Thomas Lectka took Levi under his wing and awarded him numerous opportunities from conducting research in his lab space with graduate students to getting him a teaching assistant position.
This mentorship that Dr. Lectka graciously offered later proved to be monumental in Levi’s future as he is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Buchwald research group at MIT.
You can read the full article here: https://chemistry.mit.edu/chemistry-news/in-his-element-in-the-chem-lab-and-the-kickboxing-ring/
If you have interest in Dr. Thomas Lectka’s lab group, you can visit his lab web page here: http://lectka.chemistry.jhu.edu/