Quinton Banks is an associate at the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy. His extensive scientific background includes research into chronic pain, taste perception, and muscle physiology. Banks has training in both biological sciences and psychology, providing him with a unique perspective on the human impact of high net-worth giving. In his role, he analyzes biomedical research fields and works with philanthropists to help identify where and how their resources can best be utilized to further the goals of health sciences and advance the well-being of our society. Banks received his bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College and his doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is based in the Institute’s Washington, DC office.