Stevephen graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Bioengineering in 2011. He credits his early interest in research to formative summer internships in the laboratories of Dr. Donald Rau (NIH), and Dr. Carl Simon Jr. (NIST), which allowed him to explore the fields of biophysics and tissue engineering, respectively. After college he developed his interest in genomics working as a post-bac in Dr. Henry Levin’s lab (NIH), where he screened for genes important in heterochromatin formation using a DNA transposon to create mutations in the yeast genome. Stevephen joined the CWRU MSTP in 2013, and has been a member of the Scacheri lab since 2015. Working with others in the lab, he is currently investigating the effect of common somatic mutations in enhancers on the development of colorectal cancer. In his free time, Stevephen likes to listen to music, watch TV, read, and play basketball.