Carter joined the Loo lab in the Fall of 2017. He received his B.A. in University Scholars from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. During his undergraduate years he worked in on a biofuel project in Dr. Touradj Solouki's lab where he categorized the lipids created by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii during nutrient starvation. Carter's research in the Loo lab involves analyzing how phosphorylation affects amyloid protein structure and fibril morphology. He also analyzes how aggregation inhibiting drugs alter the structure of amyloid proteins.