Wes grew up in Annandale, VA, a suburb of the DC metropolitan area. He attended Carnegie Mellon University, where he received his B.S. in Chemistry and gained research experience in the lab of Prof. Stefan Bernhard. He received his Ph.D. from MIT with Prof. Kit Cummins, and then moved to Stanford as a NIH postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Prof. Ed Solomon.
NIH NRSA F32 Postdoctoral Fellow: “Oxygen Activation by Mononuclear Copper(I) Active Sites”
Lab of Prof. Edward I. Solomon
Ph.D., 2018, Dissertation: “Liberation of Low-Coordinate Phosphorus Species from Anthracene-Based Molecular Precursors”
Lab of Prof. Christopher C. Cummins
Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. in Chemistry, 2013
Lab of Prof. Stefan Bernhard