Santa Cruz, CA
Career Plans
Brief Bio
Jeff grew up in Santa Cruz, California. He studied biology as an undergrad at Duke University and discovered his passions for mucosal immunology and medicine. There, he also first learned about humidity and koozies. He joined UAB’s MD/PhD Program where he studied the role of the microbiome in neonatal sepsis, met his wife Julie, and finally began incorporating “y’all” into his vocabulary. The whole family (including their baby Charlotte) are excited for their new adventures in Nashville! Jeff also dabbles in hiking, camping, climbing, disc-golf, darts, and cooking. He does not bake and aspires to someday take up gardening.


BS - Biology - Duke University - 2010
MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham - 2020
PhD - Immunology - University of Alabama at Birmingham - 2018