Mike Lambrecht was born and raised in central Wisconsin and received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010. In 2016, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the direction of Prof. Paul Hergenrother. From 2016-2018, Mike was an Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Prof. Ryan Shenvi at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. Mike now works as a medicinal chemist in the San Francisco Bay Area.