He’s an enigma. Connor received his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2021. While an undergraduate, Connor worked on creating self-assembling peptide hydrogel biomaterials to deliver neural cells to aid in the regeneration of stroke sites. He also created undergraduate workshops aimed at providing research education and opportunities to undergraduate students. Now a PhD student in the Segura lab, he aims to modify MAP hydrogels for synaptogenic and angiogenic applications. Outside of the lab, Connor enjoys weightlifting, board games, and long walks on the beach.