Byron is originally from Englewood, New Jersey. After receiving a scholarship to study international cultures and politics as part of a travel-based academic program, he returned to the New York area to pursue a BSE in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University. As an undergraduate, Byron was involved in a variety of research areas including brown adipose tissue engineering, high-throughput microfluidics that integrated membrane permeability assays into biochemical drug screens, and the development of zero-mode waveguide nanoaperture arrays for the observation of single-molecule dynamics in weakly interacting systems. After completing his first two years of clinical training as an MD-PhD student, Byron joined the Danuser lab in 2017 to investigate the underlying cellular signaling and migratory functions of vimentin, a cytoskeletal intermediate filament protein that is considered a poor prognostic marker in several epithelial cancers. In his spare time, Byron enjoys backpacking, catching live music, and binge-watching whatever show has currently grabbed his attention.