Sam Briggs received his B.S. in Biological Engineering from Utah State University in the spring of 2017. He worked as an undergraduate researcher for Dr. Randy Lewis in the Spider Silk Laboratory. During his time there he worked on the characterization of recombinant spider silk proteins produced in E. coli. He also worked with a team to investigate the use of spider silk to create an electrospun bandage for burn victims. He spent a year working in the life sciences division of GE Healthcare learning cell culture techniques. Sam is a first year graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M.