Richard is a recent graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. He has prior research experience in the Chemistry department of UF isolating and screening bacterial Ribonuclease P (RNase P) for small-molecule inhibitors that could be used against antibiotic resistant bacteria. Since graduating, he has joined the Brusko Lab in studying Type 1 Diabetes. He assists with HANDEL-I and nPOD tissue processing, general lab functions, and maintenance. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies and trying new foods.