Tyler is a fifth year Ph.D. student in the department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry where he studies the biological function of noncoding RNA, particularly epigenetic regulation. Through his doctoral research, he hopes to improve and develop new technologies for studying RNA at a biochemical level. Tyler is passionate about his work mentoring students in both classroom and laboratory settings. While at Yale, Tyler has shared his excitement for science with students by working as a teaching fellow, mentoring high school students with the New Haven Science Fair, and teaching a series of talks on the science of optical illusions with Sprout at Yale. He is excited to improve his teaching and learn from his peers through his involvement with the Center for Teaching and Learning.