Brandon received his B.S. degree in Biology with an emphasis in Ecology from Juniata College in 1998 and his master’s degree in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development from the University of Georgia in 2000. From 2000-2003, he helped conduct research at the Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL) as a member of the Hopkin’s Wildlife Ecotoxicology and Physiological Ecology program. Brandon wrangled and cared for lizards, snakes, frogs, toads, fish and any manner of creatures and helped contribute to 10 peer-reviewed manuscripts focusing on trace element contamination’s effects on organismal ecophysiology.
Brandon left SREL and moved to Pullman, WA in 2004. He began the Associate of Applied Science Program in Respiratory Care in Spokane, Washington in 2005 and graduated in 2007. He then moved to Temple, TX, where he worked as an adult intensive care unit respiratory therapist at Texas A & M’s Scott and White Memorial Hospital until 2011. During that time he was involved in implementing a multi-centered clinical research project at Scott and White.
In 2011, Brandon moved to Omaha, NE to pursue a medical degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine. He currently lives in Omaha with his wife, Virginia. Outside of medicine, Brandon has numerous hobbies including canoeing, fishing, and woodworking. In 2003 he completed a transcontinental bicycle ride and continues to cycle. He still maintains an interest in anthropogenic activity on wildlife including ecotoxicology and conservation issues.
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