Gabe was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania . He received his Bachelors from the University of New Haven with studies in Forensic Science, Chemistry and Physics. He then went on to complete a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) at the University of Pennsylvania. His master’s studies were supplemented through his work with the Functional Metabolic Imaging Group (FMIG) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) where his research focused on the development of novel gas delivery devices for hyperpolarized gas for MR imaging techniques. In addition, he also completed a nanotechnology fellowship at the Singh Center where he focused on the development of a micro scale piezoelectric medical device. Upon completing the masters and fellowship, he followed a passion for teaching as an adjunct professor in both Chemistry & Chemical Engineering and Physics. While not teaching, he conducts research in The SUNG Lab, the FMIG group and the Penn School of Medicine (PSOM). Gabe is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), LEED GA, and drone pilot. Outside of the lab he enjoys running, playing board games, and taking care of his pet axolotl named Lolly!