Brandon earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of California, Merced, in 2018. As an undergraduate, he studied C. albicans’ ability to form biofilms in Clarissa J. Nobile’s lab. After graduating, Brandon gain research experience working as a lab technician at PathMD and later as a Scientist I for Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Working at PathMD, Brandon learned to process and manage patient biopsies to aid in diagnosing patients. After PathMD, he joined Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Transplant and Diagnostics Division as part of the DNA team. As a member of the DNA team, he worked on their DNA bank curation and quality assurance to help produce transplant diagnostic products.
With Brandon’s lab experience, he hopes to help find a cure for NGLY1 deficiency, while learning important techniques for graduate school.