Connor Cooper received a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Neuroscience from the University of New England, Maine. As an undergraduate student, Connor focused on computational chemistry and motion-capture technology. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Tennessee,Knoxville in the Genome Science & Technology program, where he is working on his dissertation research at the Oak Ridge National Lab. Connor’s research includes using computational biophysics to understand and combat antibiotic resistance. During his free time, Connor enjoys collaborating with Sustainable Horizons Institute to promote underrepresented minorities in STEM.