Scott is a graduate from Villanova University, where he majored in Mechanical Engineering and Biology, minoring in undeclared. When he’s not in lab, Scott can often be found outside getting harassed by the local squirrel population. In his free time he enjoys recreating his favorite Harlem Shake videos, but his favorite pastime is doubles ping-pong (or it would be if he had three friends). Scott’s favorite musical artist is Beyoncé, but not the one you’re thinking of. His accomplishments include being captain of the red team in his elementary school’s quiz bowl. He is also currently ranked as his mother’s third favorite son, but he hopes one day he’ll find himself in the top two.
Scott is developing innovative ways to combine targeted cancer therapy with gene therapy. He does so by designing genetic constructs that offer control over a tumor’s evolution. Scott uses deterministic and stochastic dynamic modeling to predict the behavior of interacting cell populations and verifies these models in vitro. He hopes that this approach to treatment will prove effective in eradicating unknown resistant populations before they become clinically detectable.