Portrait of Jake Smith

Jake Smith

Senior Applied Scientist


I am a chemist with relatively broad interests across applications. I have been lucky to have the opportunity to work on a variety of fascinating projects including discovery of antibiotics, derivatization of insulin, and fundamental research in organic electrochemistry. My work with Microsoft focuses on storing data in molecules of DNA and contributing to Microsoft’s commitment to a sustainable environment.

I received a B.S in Chemistry from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis working with the Moeller Group.