Tyler is a senior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Chemistry and German as minors. His work in Dr. Anna Malkova’s laboratory elucidating the mechanisms by which break-induced replication proceeds in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Specifically, he wants to determine how BIR progression is affected when the repair machinery encounters an inverted repeat. Some outside interests include running, working out, playing soccer, and volunteering at the VA medical center and UIHC. Tyler loves to read research papers on my spare time and read books popularizing science. Future plans are still split between two degrees to aspire towards: PhD or MD. With either choice, he wants to be markedly involved with improving the conditions in both fields and offering the best of his abilities to benefit the posterity of scientists.