Marcus is a software engineer at Riffyn and an experimental scientist experienced in biophysical chemistry and enzymology. He was previously a research scientist at Kiverdi, a biotech startup, where he worked to produce renewable chemicals from waste using bacteria. Marcus has conducted research in biochemistry and biophysics at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He holds an AB in Chemistry from Columbia University and an MS and PhD in Chemistry from UC Berkeley. Outside of work, he can often be found cycling or (occasionally) running in the Berkeley Hills and beyond.