Eddie graduated with a B.S. in Bioengineering from UC Berkeley in 2005. He spent the following year creating genetic circuits in the iGEM synthetic biology competition as a member of Berkeley’s team. In 2006 Eddie joined the Ph.D. program in Bioengineering at UC Berkeley and is currently pursuing research in Professor Seung-Wuk Lee’s biological nanomaterials lab. Eddie’s work involves synthesizing novel materials using nature’s building blocks such as proteins and viruses for diverse applications including tissue engineering, self-assembly, and sensing. Specifically, he has focused on using bio-inspired techniques to create mechanically robust bone graft materials composed of engineered proteins and bone minerals. Eddie has dedicated time to introduce undergraduates to research field through classroom teaching and mentorship of students in the laboratory.