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 Spencer Kerns

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Spencer was born and raised in Mobile, AL. He attended Auburn University beginning in 2010 and received his B.A. in both chemistry and Spanish in 2014. As an undergraduate, Spencer did research in the lab of Dr. Anne Gorden, studying quinoxolinol salen ligands for selective actinide coordination for sensing applications. Additionally, he was a member of the Auburn University swimming and diving team and competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials. Spencer began graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2014, joining the lab of Dr. Mike Rose. He is currently studying the synthesis and reactivity of synthetic models of the enzyme mono-iron hydrogenase.