Jack Egnatz was born in Chicago and grew up in northwest Indiana. He is a senior studying Biochemistry and plans on applying to medical school in the spring. He joined the Gerdt lab group in the summer of 2022 and will continue working there until he graduates in the spring of 2023. He is currently working towards identifying inhibitors of a bacteria-bacteriophage defense system that could be a promising alternative solution to the rise of antibiotic resistance. His hobbies revolve around living a healthy and active lifestyle, including weightlifting, running, fishing, skiing, and soccer.