Will Eldridge joined the BIOS Lab in 2013. He earned his BS from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010. Following his bachelors, he obtained his Master's in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, working with Dr. Wax to develop anti-EGFR conjugated plasmonic gold nanoparticles for the delineation of head and neck tumor margins. Upon completion of his degree, he was awarded the BME Excellence in Master's Studies Award. After working for a year at BDT and Ingersoll-Rand, Will returned for his Ph.D. Currently, Will's research interests include conjugated nanoparticles for molecular tagging of cancerous cells (using photothermal/photoacoustic modalities) as well as quantitative phase imaging for the retrieval of cellular mechanical properties.