Sidney (“Sid”) is a Research Technician at the Shalek Lab working primarily with HIV. He joined the lab following a stint in biotech, specializing in analytical development, after completing a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University. Originally from Northern Virginia, he moved to Boston for undergrad and decided to stay- finding himself at home in the thriving medical research and biotechnology scene.

He’s particularly interested in infectious disease research, even more-so by the study of diseases that aren’t as well understood (either from posing a particular immunological challenge or from a social standpoint), and blurring the line between science and engineering to characterize and develop treatment to various forms of disease by applying engineering methods to scientific research. When not in the lab, he enjoys video games, cooking and mixology (which he’ll posit is the closest you can get to chemistry outside of a lab), and playing the viola.