Tanner is an M.D./Ph.D. student in Immnuology in the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program. Tanner attended Rhodes College and graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During undergrad, he worked in the Herz Lab at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital investigating biochemical interactions of the MLL3/4 complex. The goal of Tanner’s project is to investigate the role of CUX1 in hematopoietic lineage decisions. Tanner was supported by MSTP Training Grant NIH/NIGMS T32GM007281 and now an NIH F30 (HL163992). He received the ASH Abstract Achievement Award in 2023.