John (he/his) grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2017. After graduation, he worked as a Research Scientist in the Medicinal Chemistry Department at Curia, Inc. (formerly Albany Molecular Research Inc.) for nearly 3 years. Inspired by the expertise and leadership qualities of his mentors, he joined the Porco group in August 2021. Outside of chemistry, some of John's interests are ice hockey, golf, and guitar.