Annabelle Canestraight

Graduate Student


  • (2021) B.Sc. Molecular Engineering at U Chicago


Annabelle is pursing her PhD in Chemical Engineering at UCSB. Prior to joining the Vlcek Group, she graduated from the University of Chicago in 2021 with a degree in Molecular Engineering and a minor in French Language and Literature. During her time there, she worked in the group of Prof. Juan de Pablo on topological ring polymers. 


Annabelle’s research interests lie in theoretical and computational method development for both stochastic compression and dynamical downfolding techniques.