Nolan is currently a postdoctoral fellow in UCLA's department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He received both a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Science with a concentration in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Riverside. During his Graduate studies, Nolan focused on the quantification of cellular dynamics using chemical genomics and video bioinformatics in the model organism Arabidoposis thaliana and was both an IGERT and NSF GRFP fellow. As a member of the Rao lab and in collaboration with Dr. Alex Hoffmann, Nolan is applying his experience in quantitative Cell biology to investigate the single cell basis of microRNA function in immune responses.