Sebastian is in his third year at the University of South Florida pursuing a B.S. in Biomedical Sciences with the goal of eventually entering medical school. He has an interest in a translational "bench-to-bedside" approach to medicine. He was inspired to join a research lab to gain a firsthand look at the work and techniques that go into producing high-quality research, and also out of an immense interest in the bacteriological world that he picked up in course of taking a general microbiology lab in his second year. He is interested in the mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and discovering new drug discovery targets to combat these rapidly evolving strains of bacteria. He feels it is important for a future medical doctor to, in practice, use antibiotics with care as antibiotic abuse creates an environment where evolutionary pressures drive pathogenic bacteria to become resistant.