Yaw (Joshua) Agyarko, Jr.
Hometown: Yonkers, New York
Undergraduate: University of Rochester, B.S. Biological Microbiology, Minor in Music
Extra curriculum activity: I am looking to volunteer at Strong Memorial Hospital and I’m in the process of joining a research lab.
Vivian (Vabby) Baker
Hometown: Cleveland, TN
Undergraduate: Lee University, graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry and minor in Deaf Studies
Extra curriculum activity: I am volunteering with Friends of Strong in the GI/Endoscopy Clinic and in the Inpatient Psychiatry Medical/Surgical Unit.
Hometown: Hillsborough, NC
Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Extra curriculum activity: I am currently shadowing a medical oncologist at the Wilmont Cancer Center here in Rochester, and am writing my Master's essay on potential new targets for cancer therapy.
Hometown: Syracyuse, NY
Undergraduate: RIT Class of 2021, Biomedical Science and Clinical Psychology BS
Extra curriculum activity: Shadowing physicians in Gastroenterology and Obstetrics/Gynecology.
Katharine (Kate) French
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergraduate: University of San Diego: Psychology, Neuroscience
Extra curriculum activity: Shadowing Department of Surgery, Trauma (@ Kessler Trauma Center)
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Undergraduate: Cornell University, B.S. in Biomedical Engineering
Extra curriculum activity: Currently, I am volunteering at the Gastroenterology Clinic at URMC Sawgrass and in Patient Discharge services at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Undergraduate: B.S. Cell & Developmental Biology, the University of Rochester
Extra curriculum activity: Since undergrad, I have worked with the Wilmot Cancer Institute's Geriatric Oncology clinical research team compiling immune cell profiles to help find biomarkers for frailty, qualitatively analyzing patient-oncologist discussions from routine checkups post-chemotherapy treatment cycles, and investigating the relationship between frailty & emotional health in older adults with incurable stage III/IV solid tumors or lymphomas leading to a publication in September 2021.
Hometown: Delft, The Netherlands
Undergraduate: Biological sciences (pre-med), University of Connecticut
Extra curriculum activity: I am conducting research in Dr. Becker's lab malignant stem cell populations in myeloid neoplasms. I am also volunteering at center of youth.