Ian graduated with a BS in Biology from Carnegie Mellon University in 2012. He performed his undergraduate research in breast cancer biology at the University of Pittsburgh studying the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on tumor growth. After graduating from CMU, he studied the transcription elongation factor ELL2 in the context of plasma cell development under Dr. Christine Milcarek at the University of Pittsburgh. After two years, Ian was accepted into the BSTP program at Case Western and joined the Scacheri lab in December 2014. He currently studies changes in 3D chromatin architecture in the context of diseases, particularly in osteosarcoma and colon cancer. Outside of the lab, Ian enjoys a wide range of intramural sports including soccer, softball, and flag football. He also indulges his technophile urges by keeping up with the latest and greatest gadgets and has already upgraded half of the lab's computers.