Robert studied physics at Juniata College and graduated in 2014. He then went on to study optics at the University of Rochester, where he received his PhD in 2020. At Rochester, Robert worked in Andrew Berger’s lab, developing a microscope system to obtain angular scattering information from cells using quantitative phase imaging. After completing his PhD, he worked as a senior scientist for a medical imaging company in Pittsburgh that specialized in hyperspectral imaging. Robert has now joined Dr. Rossi’s lab as a postdoctoral associate in 2023.