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Alexander Statsyuk obtained his PhD degree at the University of Chicago in 2006 working with Sergey A Kozmin, where he synthesized natural product Bistramide A and established its mode of action in cells. He then completed his postdoctoral work with Kevan M Shokat at UCSF, where he was working on the development of chemical cross-linkers to identify upstream kinases of protein phosphorylation sites. In 2010, he started his independent career at the Department of Chemistry Northwestern University and then moved to the University of Houston in 2016. His research program addresses the need of developing chemical probes to study the ubiquitin system. Alexander Statsyuk is a recipient of Pew Scholarship award and is an author of 13 manuscripts.