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Joshua Agyarko Jr.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.

Vabby BakerVivian (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.

Megan-BerntsenMegan Bernsten

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.

Rachel-ChristieRachel Christie

Hometown: Syracyuse, NY

Undergraduate: RIT Class of 2021, Biomedical Science and Clinical Psychology BS

Extra curriculum activity: Shadowing physicians in Gastroenterology and Obstetrics/Gynecology.


Katie-FrenchKatharine (Kate) French

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Undergraduate: University of San Diego: Psychology, Neuroscience

Extra curriculum activity: Shadowing Department of Surgery, Trauma (@ Kessler Trauma Center)


Gao_WinniWinni Gao

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.

Himal SHimal_Subramanyaubramanya

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.

Vivienne-TuckerVivienne Tucker

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.