Hans Renata received his BA degree from Columbia University in 2008, where he conducted research under the supervision of Professor Tristan H. Lambert. He earned his PhD in 2013 from The Scripps Research Institute under the guidance of Professor Phil S. Baran. In his graduate thesis, Hans completed the synthesis of a polyhydroxylated cardiac glycoside, ouabagenin, and developed a range of corticosteroid analogues bearing hydroxylation at the C19 position. In 2013, he began his postdoctoral studies in the laboratory of Professor Frances H. Arnold at the California Institute of Technology. In his postdoctoral work, Hans has been engaged in the development of P450 enzymes as novel biocatalysts for non-natural carbene transfer reactions.