Josh is a PhD student in the Bioengineering department at the University of Maryland. He graduated from Lehigh University in 2016 with a BS in Bioengineering (Biomechanics and Biomaterials concentration) as well as a minor in Health, Medicine, and Society. Previous research included altering cellular membrane properties in order to combat pathogenic penetration. His current research focuses on the material characterization of ocular systems in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Outside of lab, Josh serves as a mentor in the Program to Enhance Participation in Research (PEPR).