Bryan was born in Indianapolis, IN, graduated from Zionsville high school, and earned a bachelor’s degree at Indiana State University. As an undergraduate, he performed research on metal-carbene complexes using computational methods such as Natural Bond Orbitals (N.B.O.) and Natural Resonance Theory (N.R.T.). In the Gerdt lab, his research focus is on chemical signaling and chemotaxis in microorganisms. He is also interested in green chemistry and is passionate about bringing more diversity to the S.T.E.M. fields by being a role model to other black people considering S.T.E.M. endeavors. In his spare time, he loves to be around people and is a huge basketball fan.