Mariah Austin

Mariah is a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research is on the breakdown of proteins by enzymes and designing substrates that are uniquely susceptible to individual enzymes for use in disease tracking and diagnosis. As a grad student, she most enjoys mentoring new researchers and making scientific illustrations that help convey technical concepts in accessible ways. Outside of the lab, she enjoys playing volleyball, biking, hanging out at local breweries, and spending as much time as possible with her dog.