Brian attended Stony Brook University, where he earned a B.S. in biology, concentrating on interdisciplinary studies. He was a cofounding board member of Stony Brook University National Society of Leadership and Success chapter and later president. Brian aspires to blend his leadership attributes towards mitigating emerging infectious diseases. Brian is eager to learn the fundamentals in infectious disease science, data modeling, and policy by combining previous skills.
He has aspirations to research immunogenicity and further novel therapeutics and vaccine development. He interned at Brookhaven National Laboratory throughout his undergraduate career, where he participated in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program. It was there, he found a keen interest in academic research and plans on carrying over the research fundamentals to infectious disease science and medical science. He is currently a graduate student research assistant for the Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation working to innovate biorisk management solutions.