Tyler was raised in Woodstock, Georgia by his wonderful parents. As a Kirbo Scholar at Berry College in Rome, Georgia, he received a B.S. in Chemistry where he engineered amperometric biosensors with Dr. Alice H. Suroviec. Currently, his research seeks to understand biological electron transfer through the design and characterization of small biomimetic peptides. This work investigates the mechanisms by which aromatic amino acid radicals are tightly controlled in biological reactions. He uses a combination of voltammetry, EPR, CD, transient absorption, and Raman spectroscopies to study these peptide models.