Joseph Bramante is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University. Prior to accepting a faculty appointment at Queen’s University, CPARC, and Perimeter Institute, he held postdoctoral fellowships at the Perimeter Institute and the University of Notre Dame, and received a PhD from the University of Hawaii for work on “Dark Particles and Primordial Perturbations.” As an undergraduate at Sarah Lawrence College, he completed and published research on atmospheric aerosol particles, using x-ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy data, which he gathered at Brookhaven’s National Synchrotron Light Source.