After receiving his B.S. in biology and psychology from the University of California, San Diego, Jonathan joined the Lester Lab. Jonathan performs animal surgeries to research nicotine addiction, Parkinson’s disease, and autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy. He is proficient in molecular biology techniques, and currently involved with the lab's technical support and multimedia. In addition, he also helps manage the purchasing of consumables and supplies, works with students and volunteers, and provides support for research staff.