Steve is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and completed his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at Boston College in 2017. His undergraduate research on small molecule bromodomain inhibitors was performed in collaboration with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in the laboratory of Dr. James (Jay) Bradner, under the mentorship of Dr. Sirano Dhe-Paganon. After receiving his B.S., Steve spent two more years at the Dana Farber as a technician in the laboratories of Dr. Eric Fischer and Dr. Scott Armstrong where he focused on the development of Proteolysis Targeting Chimeras (PROTACs). Steve is now working in the laboratory of Dr. Markos Koutmos where he is studying tRNA modifying enzymes and their ability to regulate the translation of cancer related genes in melanoma.
Outside of the lab Steve loves sports, the outdoors, and cooking, with a recently found pandemic inspired hobby of baking sourdough bread