Greg first earned a BA degree in English from Wake Forest University and then studied Jazz guitar at the University of Oregon. Unfortunately, a severe elbow injury forced him to give up his musical aspirations. Seeking a new challenge, Greg turned his focus to scientific research earning a BS degree in Physics from the University of Oregon and a PhD in Biophysics at the University of Chicago. Greg then moved to Yale University for his Postdoctoral work before joining the faculty of the Yale Department of Surgery, Section of Transplantation in 2017. Working in close collaboration with clinical colleagues, Greg’s laboratory develops therapeutic and diagnostic innovations to transform the clinical practice of solid organ transplantation.
As a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative scientist, Greg has experienced first-hand that effective communication and leadership skills are an absolute necessity to produce science with lasting and meaningful impact. Unfortunately, in our current training system, these skills are rarely if ever taught to aspiring PI’s. After attending an hfp session himself, Greg was inspired by hfp’s innovative approach to helping junior faculty learn and incorporate these critical skills. As a result, Greg felt compelled to join the hfp cause as a trainer himself.
Greg is thrilled to be a member of the hfp team and sees this as an opportunity to master his craft as the leader of a research team, while also helping peers reach their full leadership potential.