Brandon received his B.S. in Biology in August of 2018 from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. His undergraduate research focused on investigating long non-coding RNAs in translation and ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis. Before that he was in the US Air Force from January 2007 to January 2016. Brandon joined the NRI in August 2018 where he currently assists the Smith lab with their research of ethanol and the impacts it has upon fetal neurological growth and development.