Frederick joined the Stevens lab as a research assistant in 2017. Originally from upstate New York, he attended school in central Massachusetts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. There he graduated in 2017 with a BS in biology and biotechnology. During his senior year at WPI he did his senior project in Dorothy Schafer’s lab, studying cortical microglia during development. He is looking to further his knowledge in microglia and neurobiology as a whole, and ultimately pursue a graduate degree in the field.