Zechariah Pfaffenberger (Chair)
Zechariah Pfaffenberger is a graduate student at the University of Michigan studying physical chemistry in the lab of Dr. Julie Biteen. He grew up in Indiana near South Bend and attended Indiana Wesleyan University, graduating with his Bachelors in Chemistry in 2018. His current research interests are single-molecule microscopy and spectroscopy, which means he spends his days shooting bacteria with lasers! From his liberal arts background, Zechariah gained a deep appreciation for the intersection of philosophy and science. His sci comm endeavors include writing the U of M chemistry website, the MiSciWriters blog, and science outreach and local middle and high schools. While not in his lab, he enjoys reading, podcasts, running, and consuming Oreos. You can find him on twitter.