Tanner received a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Georgia in 2020. As an undergraduate, Tanner worked in two different labs characterizing the molecular and clinical aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer’s and Multiple Sclerosis. Some of his hobbies are playing the piano, mountain biking, and video games. He joined the Ellison/Cornelius Lab in May of 2021 as a research assistant with long-term goals include pursuing either an MD or an MD/Ph.D.