John grew up in Indianapolis, IN where his love for science first developed. John traveled to Lancaster, PA to attend Franklin and Marshall College where he majored in chemistry and minored in American/European history. While at F&M, he did research in an analytical research lab, and really enjoyed those experiences in academic research. From there, John joined the Interdisciplinary Biochemistry department at Indiana University – Bloomington where he obtained a competitive fellowship to support his research, an AI Teaching award and authored several publications from his work. After obtaining his Ph.D., he recently moved to Cambridge for highly competitive industry post-doctoral fellowship.
While at Indiana University, John taught several undergraduate chemistry classes in organic chemistry and biochemistry as well as a graduate level course in research ethics. In particular, John closely collaborated with a student instructor in preparing sophomore and juniors to understand the basics of biochemistry, including enzyme kinetics and glycolysis. Prior to his work at IU, John also tutored at the high school and undergraduate level. John has experience extensive experience in working with students one-on-one on topics including chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics. John looks forward to helping students achieve their best in their studies.
In his spare time, John spends time exploring the Boston area with his family trying to find new and interesting experiences.