Max Unger


Hey! I’m a senior majoring in chemistry with certificates in physics and education & educational services. I joined the Martell Group in February 2020 and have been working on the protein team since. My projects have looked at evolving enzymes to be able to degrade plastics in non-native conditions (bioremediation-type work rooted in chemical biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry). Additionally, I’ve worked on a separate project that utilized enzymes to perform mediated benzylic functionalization; highlighting the applicability of enzymes for “green” synthesis. Feel free to reach out if you have questions about navigating undergraduate research!