Noam Saper was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and pursued a B.S in chemistry at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. At Brandeis, Noam worked in the labs of Prof. Barry Snider and Prof. Christine Thomas. Following graduation and enthralled by the mysteries of the west coast, he decided to join the Hartwig group in the summer of 2015. Noam is working on mechanistic studies of Ni catalyzed diaryl ether hydrogenolysis. Outside of the lab he enjoys cooking, spending time with friends, and participating in religious activities.