Don Sobell earned his Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology from Colgate University in the spring of 2017. When Don isn’t in the lab, he can be found skiing, hiking, camping, and, money permitting, flying across an ocean to a distant adventure. Don was raised in a family of scientists and doctors, where medicine and research were constant topics, and relentless questioning and rational analysis were served with dinner. In the fall of his Sophomore year in college, Don was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and was successfully treated at the Dana Farber in Boston. Since that fall of 2015, Don’s focus and passion have been cancer biology and research. He declared a premed major, worked in a cancer research lab for his senior honors project, and was elected to the Tri Beta National Biology Honors Society his senior spring. Following graduation from Colgate, Don spent a month traveling in the Far East, and then returned in June of 2017 to join VIC as a lab manager and junior researcher. At VIC, Don works to meet the specific needs of safety consumables and to maintain the equipment required to ensure a high level of safety and efficiency within the lab. Don provides a vital interface between lab requirements, team members, and research, and is dedicated to using focused, efficient problem solving to promote high moral and create a comfortable working environment. He is eager to continue his work in research and to learn from VIC’s extraordinary team of scientists.