Simon is starting his 6th year as graduate student working in the laboratory of Dr. James Sacchettini. His research seeks to improve diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis. Simon is currently working on a diagnostics technology using naturally occurring viral proteins. Furthermore, Simon is also investigating synergistic interactions between known drugs targeting central carbon metabolism pathways in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Simon has been heavily involved with the Biochemistry Graduate Association (BGA), serving three terms as an officer and is currently serving as BGA President. He has been awarded the Toni-Ann Mistretta Award in 2018 for his contribution to student life in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. Outside of the sciences, Simon has been a member of the Texas A&M Archery team for most of his time at Texas A&M University and over the years has won a dozen Collegiate National Champion titles in various events. After graduation, Simon hopes to work in industry for a startup life sciences company, preferably in the field of infectious diseases.