Caleb Karmel was born in New York, New York in 1993. He received his B.S. from Rice University in 2015. There, he worked with Dr. Zachary Ball synthesizing rhodium peptide complexes and related complexes that will help probe protein-protein interactions. In 2015, Caleb decided that biology was too complicated for him and that he would do research in organometallic chemistry. He joined the Hartwig group in Fall 2015 and is working on directed C-H silylation chemistry. Outside of the lab, Caleb enjoys bad sci-fi movies and trying every burrito in the bay area.