Home » Student Profiles » Anna Beiler

Anna Beiler

Biochemistry (PhD), Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

While working in the Dominican Republic as a Peace Corps volunteer, Anna Beiler observed first-hand how the power of the sun could benefit a small community with no electricity. “I saw considerable improvement in quality of life for people that could afford solar panels in their homes.”

Beiler decided to use her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Messiah College in Pennsylvania to launch her graduate studies in photosynthetic systems. Through her interdisciplinary IGERT grant, she now works in artificial biosynthesis at ASU to learn more about the technical aspects of solar energy conversion.