Parker completed his MS in plant pathology/chemical engineering at the University of Arizona studying biological fuel cells. Parker was a fellow in the Translational Plant Science Graduate Program where he is co-advised by Vishnu Sundaresan (Mechanical Engineering) and Katrina Cornish. Parker’s research focused on conducting polymer devices known as chemical actuators and their use in controlling natural rubber synthesis and other biological reactions. Parker holds two patents: Hybrid Microbial-Enzymatic Fuel Cells and Programmable Chemical Actuators. Graduated Summer 2021.