Brian graduated from McGill in 2012 with a M.Sc. in Structural Cell Biology and in 2010 with a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology, and Theater. He is pursuing a PhD in Biochemistry and Biophysics, and is studying protein evolution and the dynamics of strong evolutionary epistasis at Brandeis University in the Theobald Lab. He is passionate about conquering scientific apathy, the education of young scientists, and donuts.