Jace Willis is a first-year Ph.D. student working under the advisement of Dr. Yakovlev in the Biomedical Engineering Department. His research goals are focused on investigating matters of technological interface with the brain via properly sending and receiving information with minimal invasiveness. He is currently a HEEP Fellow collaborating with visiting scholar and Hagler Fellow Dr. Vanderlei S. Bagnato. His research efforts are currently focused on determining the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy (PDT) synergy with antibiotics and PDT in use as a robust, targeted viral treatment. Interests include brain-computer interfacing, optogenetics, photodynamic therapy, deep-tissue imaging, and spectroscopy.