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Brett received his B.Sc. in chemistry from McMaster University (Canada) in 2006. He began his graduate studies with Professor Timothy M. Swager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an NSERC graduate fellow, where he developed new syntheses of conjugated polymers for applications in biosensing and conductive materials. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2011, he moved to the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow working with Professor Ronald T. Raines. At UW–Madison he studied secondary molecular orbital interactions that contribute to the stability of proteins, as well as boronic acids and thiol reducing agents for protein chemistry applications. In collaboration with Professor Patricia J. Keely at UW–Madison, he also developed molecular probes to monitor the progression of breast cancer. Brett joined the faculty in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor.