At an early age, he sought to understand DNA and chemistry as he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy limb girdle, a mild genetic disease. Kevin pursued his B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Florida. He worked in Dr. Adrian Roitberg's lab as an undergraduate student and later worked in Dr. Rodney J. Bartlett's lab as a post bac.
Kevin joined the Simmerling Lab in 2009, and since then, he has secured three fellowships. His most recent fellowship, an NIH National Research Service Award, funds his current project which seeks to understand how the information in DNA is controlled by researching the mechanism of protein-DNA binding and recognition using atomistic molecular dynamics simulations.