University College London Postgraduate Award, University College London - Neuroscience
Joe recently received a B.S. in Biological Science with minors in Chemistry and Psychology from Florida State University. He dedicated the majority of his undergraduate years to research in neuroscience, undergraduate teaching and pursuing his lifelong love of music. Joe will expand his neuroscience training into the clinical arena by pursuing a MSc degree in Cell and Gene Therapy from University College London where he will perform collaborative research with Prof. Jonathan Gale at the UCL Ear Institute. Together, they will work to uncover the genetic mysteries surrounding hearing damage as they attempt to develop potential genetic and regenerative treatments. Outside of the lab, Joe plans to immerse himself in London's art and music. Whether it be at UCL or a few blocks away at the Barbican Centre, he hopes to connect with locals through their shared passion for culture. After his time in the UK, he plans to build an academic career in Translational Medical Research. By sharing his experiences with future students and by placing an emphasis on international collaboration within his research program, he hopes to close the gaps in our global community while empowering future generations to do the same.