Mike Giordano is a recent graduate of The College of New Jersey with a B.S. in chemistry. His research in protein conformation biophysics included mapping the folding pathway of large, multi-domain proteins and the effect of mono- and trivalent cations on small, intrinsically-disordered peptides. He also participated in a research project that utilized rat models to study the effect of environmental enrichment on alcohol and sucrose consumption when presented concurrently. Mike plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in pharmacology to study neurological and psychiatric conditions.
Throughout Mike’s undergraduate career, he was active with PRISM, the only LGBT+ organization on campus. He was also a founding member of Delta Lambda Phi at TCNJ, the fraternity for gay, bisexual, and progressive men. In his spare time, Mike likes to read, watch movies, and run, and he plays way too much Smash Bros and isn’t ashamed to admit it. He is an amateur merengue dancer and once won a Mario Kart tournament with his toes.