Meet our 2021 Summer Program Students!

Over the next 6 weeks we’ll be highlighting our wonderful new group of
2021 Summer Program students.

Elizabeth Chung

Elizabeth Chung is a senior at The Ohio State University majoring in biology on a pre-med track. Her motivation comes from her experience with taking care of her dad, who had primary progressive multiple sclerosis and passed away in 2018 due to disease complications. Elizabeth has participated in microbiology research with the Ohio State iGEM team and cellular reprogramming research with Dr. Katie Galloway at MIT. After she graduates in 2022, she will pursue an MD-PhD dual degree with the hopes of applying biophysics/computational biology to MS research.

As an aspiring physician-scientist, Elizabeth is excited to see how computational biology and biostatistics can be utilized to guide experimental design and optimize treatments for neurological diseases. Participating in this program will  give her an opportunity to learn more about public health, which she will use to improve the current system for disability for underrepresented patient groups. She is incredibly thankful for this opportunity, and looks forward to connecting with new mentors, colleagues, and friends through this program.

Antonio FaineteAntonio Faneite is originally from a small town on the coast of Venezuela. He will be graduating from North Carolina Central University in December 2021 with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Dietetics. After graduation, he plans to continue his educational endeavors to pursue a Ph.D. degree. Antonio aspires to be a leading scientist, positively impacting the world through scientific research, including biostatistics, computational biology, and AI. He believes that scientific research catalyzed by excellence, honesty, and empathy can change the world; one study, one application, and one person at a time.