About me

I am a post-doctoral researcher at MIT in the Coley Lab, after recently defending my PhD in the same lab in January 2024. I completed my PhD in Computational and Systems Biology under the supervision of Professor Connor Coley, where I was also fortunate to be supported by the Takeda AI for Healthcare Fellowship. While I am broadly excited about AI/ML for molecular design, my academic work has focused on computational methods to discover disease-relevant or bioactive metabolites from metabolomics data.

I am also interested in biotechnology entrepreneurship and investing, which I explored as a part-time fellow at MPM BioImpact for a year from February 2023 to February 2024. I was previously Co-President of the MIT Biotechnology Group (MBG) and co-founded/managed a student-led accelerator Nucleate Eco that supported biotechnologies addressing sustainability challenges.

Prior to MIT, I studied computer science at Harvard, wrote an undergraduate thesis in systems biology, was a Divsion I wrestler, and spent a brief stint as a summer investment fellow at Activant Capital.

Outside of work, I enjoy running, ice cream, fantasy/sci-fi (audio)books, and following NCAA wrestling. I can be reached at samlg [at] mit [dot] edu.