PhD Student
Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rebecca Rapf is a PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at CU Boulder. Her research currently focuses on using photochemistry to generate molecular complexity, examining how sunlight-driven reactions of organic molecules in water can be used to make the molecules needed for life to evolve. In particular, she has focused on the generation of lipid molecules and how primitive enclosures and protocells might have been generated during the origins of life.