Biology

Our biology tutors are doctoral candidates and PhDs. Our team also includes MD candidates, MDs, and MD-PhDs. We can work with students of all ages to deepen their study of biology. In all tutorials, we take a highly structured and personalized approach to ensure that our students receive the most effective and comprehensive tutoring available.

Most of our tutors have served as teaching assistants for hundreds of undergraduates, many of whom are encountering biology for the first time. We have deep experience working with high school students studying for introductory courses, the Biology SAT II exam, and the AP exams.

We can easily combine biology tutoring with tutoring in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Some of our tutors specialize in preparing students for the Biology Subject Test, Biology AP, and the Biological Sciences section of the MCAT. Additionally, we can develop a syllabus for any high school, college or graduate-level course, no matter how specialized.

 

Popular Subjects: Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Ecology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Immunology
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Biology Tutors

Aaron is originally from Long Island, 40 minutes outside of New York City. He is a proud Yankees fan despite living in the Boston area. He graduated from Cornell University with a 4.0 GPA and a degree in Biological Sciences. He also graduated with honors in research. He has continued to pursue...

Abra grew up in Toronto, ON, Canada but decided to go across the border to MIT for college. There, she dove into neuroscience while also exploring the arts and humanities. She enjoyed rotating molecules in her head for organic chemistry, but also loved singing and dancing on stage in musical...

Abubakar grew up in the small and friendly town of Friendship, Wisconsin before moving to Atlanta, Georgia for high school, where he graduated as valedictorian. Abubakar then studied electrical engineering and computer science at MIT for five years (Bachelor's and Master's), graduating with a...

Adam was raised in Boston and went to college at Brandeis University in Boston, where he studied Biochemistry. After college, Adam attended graduate school at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), where he studied Biomedical Sciences. Adam currently works as an analyst at a Cambridge-...

Aditya grew up in Northeast Ohio, where he learned to call soda ‘pop’, to smile at strangers, and to believe in the Cavaliers in good times and bad. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from MIT, graduating with a double major in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Biology and...

Adi is currently a first-year student at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in business administration and bio-molecular science. At college, Adi led study groups for organic chemistry, and was a teacher’s assistant for a MBA-level statistics course...

Aida is originally from Isfahan, Iran, but moved to Chicago at the age of 12 with her family. She has lived in multiple cities and countries, and really enjoys immersing herself into new environments and cultures. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Chemistry and...

A childhood fascination with animals and their habitats led Alexa to an early start in science education. Joining the Boston Museum of Science as a volunteer throughout high school and college, Alexa honed her skills as an engaging science educator for all ages. Valedictorian of her high school...

Alex is a current medical student at Columbia University and a recent graduate from UCLA. As a student at UCLA he played club water polo and worked as a wilderness guide, leading camping, backpacking, rock climbing, and canoeing trips across California. Having grown up in Southern California, he...

Alexis is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. After living in Miami and Seattle in pursuit of a career in ballet, Alexis enrolled at Boston College where she was a biochemistry major. She graduated from Boston College summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Scholar of the College with a 3.99/4.0...

Ameen was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for undergrad and earned double majors in Neuroscience and Translational Research with double specialized honors in Science and Technology and Business. Ameen graduated with a 4.0 GPA. His...

Following the Sanchez family tradition, Andrew knew since high school he wanted to join the gator nation and study at the University of Florida. It was here in Gainesville where he started undergrad as an honors student in biochemistry. Fairly sure medicine was the career for him, Andrew thought...

Andy was born and raised in the California Bay Area, from which he retains wistful memories of winters that were not soul-crushingly cold. He followed in the footsteps of his mother and grandmother by traveling to New York for his undergraduate degree at Vassar College (3.8/4.0 GPA), where he...

Anita is a native New Yorker, and loves the city so much that she has not left it (yet). Anita recently graduated from Columbia with her Ph.D. in Neuroscience after graduating from NYU with an Honors B.A. in Biology and a minor in creative writing in Spanish. Anita not only loves doing science...

Anna grew up in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, where javalinas, quail, and rattlesnakes were regular visitors to her backyard. Annaattended Dartmouth and majored in anthropology, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian of the class of 2013. One of Anna’s most transformative classes...

Annie’s first memory is of learning to write her own name; she has since written everything from conceptual poetry to financial technology reporting. She graduated from Stanford with a BA in Creative Writing with Interdisciplinary Honors in the Humanities and an MA in English under the direction...

Arpit graduated from the University of Connecticut with Honors in Biomedical Engineering, and is currently a PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is passionate about redefining the human understanding of cancer using the computational power of modern genetics. His...

Ashwin is a newcomer to the Boston area after spending close to a decade in New York City. He graduated magna cum laude from New York University in 2011 with a major in Biochemistry and minors in both Mathematics and English. After graduating, he went to one of the poorest and marginalized...

Born and raised in New Jersey, Audrey fell in love with psychology in high school. She went on to graduate with distinction in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from Yale. Audrey is the recipient of numerous Yale honors, including the Silliman E. Sherwood Fellowship, Robert C....

Ava


Ava is currently a PhD candidate in Organismic Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell in 2012, majoring in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in neurobiology. In college, she served as a Biology Student Advisor, wrote for a student...

Avi

Avi grew up in Boston, and though he ventured out to the Midwest for college, the smells of New England apple cider donuts and the salty sea spray of Cape Cod will always be synonymous with home.


Avi graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in...

Babajide, or Jide as his friends call him, was born in Nigeria then raised Georgia. Jide earned his Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from the University of Georgia (UGA) in 2011 with high honors. He was introduced to scientific research through the CURO Honors Scholarship at UGA. Through his...

Bailey grew up in the middle-of-nowhere Washington State and has been searching for mountains to rival the Cascades ever since she moved out to Massachusetts (where, let’s be honest, there are large hills at best). She came to New England to play ice hockey at the University of Massachusetts at...

Ben is currently a dentist-in-training at Columbia University and commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. He was born and raised in small town Jersey close to the shore before heading down south for college. Ben graduated from Duke University with a BS in Evolutionary Anthropology...

Bliss was born in Montgomery, Alabama three minutes ahead of his twin brother Bright. Although entering college with 65 AP credits, he decided to enjoy a full four years double majoring in Biochemistry and Biology on full scholarship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Bliss conducted...

Brian was raised in sunny California in the heart of Silicon Valley. In high school, he bounced between studying biology, architecture, and product design, and ultimately ended up doing a research project on worm lengthening that led to his lifelong fascination with RNA. He attended Stanford...

Cait was born and raised in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. After attending events on Penn's campus and at the Kelly Writers House throughout her childhood, her dream of receiving a Penn education became a reality when she studied for and received her Bachelor's degree in Biological...

Carla is an MD-PhD candidate in the Health Sciences and Technology program at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a dedicated and reliable graduate student with significant experiences in teaching assistantship, mentorship, and successful fellowship, grant,...

Carlos was born and raised in the sunny island of Puerto Rico. Upon completing high school there, he moved to Cambridge, MA in 2012 to attend MIT for undergrad. He graduated from MIT in 2016 with a B.S. in Biological Engineering and decided to stay in Boston to begin his MD training at Harvard...

Caroline Dell is a Senior Associate Consultant in Bain & Company’s New York office. She joined Bain full-time in September 2013, after an internship during the summer of 2012.

Caroline graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy. While at Brown, she was...

After a rather nomadic childhood spent in 3 different countries and a handful of different cities, Carrie moved to the East Coast for the first time in 2013 to attend Harvard University. She graduated magna cum laude, majoring in molecular and cellular biology and minoring in social anthropology...

Cassie is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended Yale for college, and although this is her sixth year living on the east coast, she is still not used to the frigid winters. Cassie earned a double major in history and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Her studies focused on...

Catherine grew up in the greater Boston area but her passion for challenges and the international community led her to Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany for her Bachelor’s. In the very first semester of her three years in Bremen, Catherine plunged headfirst into the world of research....

A Connecticut native, Chelsea spent her first two years of college in California as a Neuroscience major at the University of Southern California before transferring to Yale College during her junior year (a decision that baffled many a sun-deprived Yalie). She graduated from Yale in 2015 Phi...

Chris grew up in Long Island and always knew he wanted to become a physician. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts University with a BS in biochemistry & Spanish. While at Tufts, he was director of the bioethics team of the Tufts Synthetic Biology lab. He is currently...

Chris was born and raised in New York City.  He attended Regis High School on the Upper East Side and did his undergrad at Columbia University.  There he majored in chemistry with a focus on organic chemistry and biochemistry.  He also extensively studied biology and physics.

While at...

Chris is originally from Chicago, but moved east for college. He received his B.A. in Global Affairs from Yale University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  While at Yale, Chris was captain of the alpine ski team and sang bass in the acappella group Mixed Company.  After graduating...

Chris grew up with a passion for STEM, which he explored at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Earning a full-tuition scholarship, he studied Chemical Engineering and completed exciting Biomedical Engineering projects, like growing "dancing" heart tissue whose beating...

Christine was born and raised in central Jersey, with plenty of fruit trees and lots of open fields to dream in. At Rutgers University, she double-majored in Physics and Cell Biology & Neuroscience and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude. Her propensity for deep reflection,...

Christine grew up in New York City/North Jersey and never thought she would venture out of the Tristate area, but now here she is in Boston! She went to Columbia University, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors in Biological Science, majoring in Hispanic Studies and Neuroscience...

Claire was born and grew up in Berkeley, CA where she developed a lifelong love of exploration and science. In 2014, she received her B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University, with distinction in vector-borne diseases.

Following graduation, Claire...

Cole is from a small town in Rhode Island and frequently returns to visit his dogs (and family). He was recruited to Wesleyan University for NCAA ice hockey where he double majored in Neuroscience and Biology and graduated with a 4.0/4.0 GPA. Cole was inducted into Phi Betta Kappa as a senior...

Connie grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, loving the mountains in her backyard and powdery snow each winter. She moved to the northeast to attend Harvard where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a BA in neurobiology and a secondary in global health and health policy. After...

Connor is from Washington, D.C., and he loves dinosaurs.  This obsession, starting in childhood, led him to pursue biology as a field of study.  He attended New York University, where he graduated summa cum laude and double majored in biology and Spanish. He spent the better part of his time...

Damari Croswell is a fourth year medical student at Harvard Medical School, pursuing a career in Orthopedic Surgery. He is from Chicago, IL, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, double-majoring in Biochemistry, and Anthropology. He was heavily involved in his university...

Dan

Danny was born in the town of Midland, Michigan: home of Dow Chemical. The son of two PhD chemists and the brother of a chemist and a chemical engineer, Danny rebuked a life of test tubes and polymers and instead pursued a degree in the ever exciting world of physics. Graduating from MIT with...

Dan is currently a first-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Economics. After college, he worked for two years as a strategy...

Dan hails from the Boston area, an ardent Red Sox fan and even more ardent consumer of its delicious food. At Yale, he grew fascinated with the brain. Dan decided to major in Cognitive Science with a focus on the cognition of impulsivity. He recently graduated with Phi Beta Kappa distinction....

Dana attended Middlebury College and majored in Neuroscience, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian of the class of 2013. One of Dana’s favorite classes at Middlebury was “Philosophies of Mind”, a course that brings neuroscience and philosophy students together to read and debate...

Dan was born in San Francisco and grew up in Buffalo, NY. After high school, he attended Harvard College in Cambridge, MA. At Harvard, Dan conducted research in disease ecology and pathogen evolution while also being a four-year member of the varsity football team. He graduated cum laude in 2011...

Originally from the United States, Daniel spent his elementary and high school days in Zambia and Kenya. He returned to the United States to attend Harvard University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in psychology. He is now an M.D. candidate at Columbia College of Physicians &...

Daniel is originally from Los Angeles, California where he spent his childhood before moving to Denver, Colorado. After falling in love with the 300 days of sunshine, he stayed in Colorado to attend the University of Denver where he majored in International Studies with a concentration in health...

David is currently enrolled at NYU School of Medicine (and loving it!). Previously, he studied biology and sociology at Rutgers University, eventually graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. Over his summers, David did research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hackensack...

David is originally from Birmingham, Michigan, but he recently moved to New York to attend medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Before heading to med school, he studied biology and philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating summa cum...

Growing up in New Jersey, David developed a special appreciation for bicycle rides, beachside boardwalks, and soccer. David attended Princeton University, where he graduated with a degree in Molecular Biology. His research thesis on the behavioral and genetic basis of the courtship song of the...

David grew up in a small suburb of Providence, Rhode Island, and was excited to leave it all behind for the big city life in NYC. At Columbia, he majored in Biochemistry with a concentration in Mathematics, and was awarded departmental honors and a Science Research Fellowship for his research in...

David was born in southeast China but grew up mostly around Indianapolis, Indiana. He spent his undergraduate years at Harvard, where he picked up his taste for (or more precisely, addiction to) coffee and studied mostly biochemistry and related fields. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a GPA of...

Deanna was born and raised in the Boston area. Starting from a young age, Deanna always knew she wanted to be some type of engineer. It was not until her high school anatomy class that defined her career forever, pushing her into biomedical engineering. From there, Deanna attended Worcester...

Dylan graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard College in 2015, and earned a Master’s in Experimental Medicine at the University of Cambridge the following year.  As an undergraduate he studied cancer biology at the MIT Koch Institute, and wrote a senior thesis characterizing...

After living in Cuba for eight years, Eduardo moved to Chile with his family and lived there for five years before finally settling in Miami in the eighth grade. He learned English within a year, and dived directly into science, winning first place for his original research at the American...

Edwin was born and raised in the Bay Area; he is a first-generation Latino-American and the first person in his family to graduate from college. He completed California State University with a BS in biology and then went on to receive a PhD in Immunology from the University of Chicago. He is...

From a very young age, Elizabeth has been baking cookies, pies, and cakes. This love for baking stimulated her interest in chemistry. Elizabeth attended the University of Virginia and obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. At UVA, Elizabeth conducted...

Elliot is a transplant from sunny and warm California.  He bid farewell to the West Coast seven years ago when he moved to Cambridge to study Biology at MIT.  After graduating, Elliot was a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship. He moved to England for two years to pursue an MSc by Research in...

Emily was a Criminology major at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and is currently a medical student in New York City. In medical school, Emily has been highly involved in clinical research with multiple first-author papers in peer-reviewed medical...

Emma grew up in the suburbs of northern New Jersey in the shadow of New York City. She didn’t stray far when she attended Columbia University for college, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. After graduation, Emma...

Entela was born and raised in northern Albania. Entela's mother, grandmother and aunt are all biochemistry professors and, as a result, Entela started learning about biology and chemistry from a very early age. In high school, Entela became very interested in mathematics and won national and...

Ethan tells people he grew up in Portland, OR, but recently passed the tipping point of having spent the majority of his life in Massachusetts. He attended Amherst College, where he majored in anthropology and biology and graduated summa cum laude in 2012. His research on dementia and caregiving...

Eunice was born in the nearby city of Seoul, Korea (only a 14-hour flight away!), but also identifies as a Texan, Canadian, a Jersey girl, and most recently, a New Yorker. She recently graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Molecular Biology, summa cum laude. She was inducted into...

Evan attended college at Johns Hopkins University, double-majoring in Neuroscience and Molecular and Cellular Biology. After graduating with a 4.0 GPA and Phi Beta Kappa, he took a research year in pediatric neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Evan currently is a medical student at...

Evan Mullen grew up at the end of a dirt road in bucolic Vermont, where his work ethic took shape via innumerable hours spent stacking wood. He majored in Humanities with a focus on French history and literature at Yale, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He then promptly moved to...

Raised in Southern Louisiana, Faiz knows that he can always find a little taste of home by locating the nearest establishment with Tabasco sauce. Faiz graduated summa cum laude and with College Honors from Louisiana State University with a BS in Biological Engineering and a minor in robotics...

Farees was born and raised in the Midwest, living for various lengths of time in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. After two decades in wide open spaces, he proceeded to spend the next four years of his life in a place described by sources of good repute as “a concrete jungle, where dreams are made...

Farhan was the type of kid who fell asleep playing with his K’Nex and Legos during the wee hours of the night…and then he would resume building whatever he could imagine upon waking up.  Naturally, this drive later expressed itself as an interest in the physical sciences and engineering design...

Gabe holds a degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and an MD from New York University School of Medicine. He took an extra year during medical school to conduct HIV/AIDS research in Durban, South Africa as a 2011-2012 Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar. He then went...

Glory grew up in rural Virginia and attended Trinity College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude (3.99 GPA) with a double major in Theater and Dance (President’s Fellow) and Biology (Honors) in 2017. During his undergraduate career, he enjoyed research and soon published as...

Hafeez hails from Toronto, Canada but currently lives in Washington, DC. Hafeez holds a BSc from McMaster University (Canada), an MPH from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Hafeez currently works in development finance for a non-profit focused on...

Haziq grew up in San Jose, California. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in three years with a degree in molecular and cell biology (Phi Beta Kappa). After college, Haziq lived in Bilbao, Spain for one year as a Fulbright Scholar, where he conducted research on cholesterol disease....

Héctor pursued a bachelor’s degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Puerto Rico where he was honored with the best undergraduate researcher award in biology for his research in a neuroscience lab. For his graduate studies, Héctor’s research focused on neuropharmacology;...

Helen graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s degree in biological engineering and a 4.9 out of 5.0 GPA. She was pumped to return to New York City, her hometown, to start medical school at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in the fall of 2015. She spent the bulk of her time at MIT working in...

Hema grew up in sweet home Alabama and loves biscuits, iced tea, and the Crimson Tide. She attended the University of Richmond, where she obtained a BS in biology with honors and graduated summa cum laude with a GPA of 4.0. While in college, Hema was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received...

Henry grew up in Portland, Oregon playing, soccer, baseball, and basketball before defecting to performing arts and becoming a professional classical ballet dancer. He danced in both Pennsylvania and Utah before leaving the dance world to attend college at Columbia University. Henry graduated...

Hunter was born in Maryland and raised in a small town in Massachusetts north of Boston. He went to the prestigious high school at the Governor’s Academy, where he played soccer and lacrosse and was awarded the Dartmouth Book Prize and a place in the Cum Laude Society. At Bates College he...

Ian

When Ian was a kid the most common reason he got put in time-out was for stealing his Mom’s stethoscope. Ian has been chasing his passion for healthcare ever since. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a minor...

Originally from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Isaac is happy to be back in New York. After finishing high school at Saint Albans in Washington, D.C., Isaac completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, graduating cum laude with a degree in Russian and east European studies. Throughout...

Jackie is a first-year medical student at NYU School of Medicine and hails from the sunny state of Florida. There, she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in neuroscience and English at the University of Miami, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. While in college...

James was born and raised in New York City. He was an undergraduate at Yale, where he fell in love with organic chemistry (yes, he was that kid). After majoring in chemistry and graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, he was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to continue his studies at the...

Janice is originally from Dallas, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University with a full-ride scholarship as an SMU President’s Scholar. She graduated with a B.S. with honors in Biological Sciences and minors in Biomedical Anthropology and Math. Although everything is bigger in Texas,...

Jay

Jay Ben’s first acting role was as Judah Maccabee in a first-grade Chanukah pageant. After an eight-year hiatus (during which he determined, successively, that he would become a cartographer, a professional skier, a fantasy novelist, an architect, and an award-winning poet), he rediscovered...

Jee Woong (aka JC) is a renegade scholar that inadvertently completed more degrees than he ever wished for. Armed with his extensive knowledge of the life sciences and his unwitting expertise of standardized exams, JC vows to equip the next generation with the same chutzpah he had when tackling...

After chasing monkeys around Amazonian rainforest, Jenna received her Ph.D. from the department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Her research focused on the reproductive strategies and behavioral ecology of titi monkeys, and although she delighted in their...

Joan grew up in Illinois where she attended the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for high school. There, she started radiology research at Northwestern University. She has been in love with science and medicine ever since. Joan attended Emory University, where she was an Emory Scholar....

Joe graduated in 2017 with an MD/MBA from Harvard. He studied undergrad at Princeton University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was honored with Phi Beta Kappa membership. He was also awarded for his thesis on designing and synthesizing nucleoside analogs in the chemistry lab.

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Joe is a fourth generation Bostonian.  He attended MIT for college where he studied biology and chemistry.  After graduating, Joe attended medical school at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and completed a master’s degree in public health at the Harvard School of...

John grew up in Indianapolis, IN where his love for science first developed.  John traveled to Lancaster, PA to attend Franklin and Marshall College where he majored in chemistry and minored in American/European history.  While at F&M, he did research in an analytical research lab, and...

John grew up in suburban NJ, right across the river from New York City. He’s always had a penchant for chemistry (especially in the kitchen) and when he found out that bacteria could do chemistry too, he decided to study them. At Muhlenberg College, a small liberal arts college in Allentown, PA...

Up until first being introduced to Donne in senior year of high school, John was firmly a science kid. In college, he began splitting his time between premed science and poetry classes at Amherst, and ended up graduating with a double major in Chemistry and English. His research focused on the...

Born and raised in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, Jon considers himself more of a New Yorker after living in the Big Apple for the past five years. He graduated from Columbia University in 2016, where he double majored in Biochemistry and History (B.A., magna cum laude). Jon is currently a...

Jonathan was born in Ontario, but moved to Miami, Florida when he was just one-year-old. He attended the University of Florida where he majored in health science and graduated summa cum laude. Fascinated by the sciences and teeth, Jonathan decided to pursue a career in dentistry and is a current...

Jose is originally from Cartagena, a ‘heroic’ city in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. At age ten, Jose moved with his family to South Florida where he graduated high school from American Heritage School in 2007. Jose attended Northeastern University on a full tuition scholarship where he...

Joseph may be the biggest Ethiopian you will ever meet, but don’t let that intimidate you. He is fun, enthusiastic, and is excited about teaching! He started out as a young class clown but has now evolved into a science enthusiast.  Serendipity proved to be Joe’s strongest ally at UC Berkeley as...

Josie grew up in the woods of Vermont before attending Amherst College, where she majored in Economics and Environmental Studies and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded the James R. Nelson Prize for her health economics senior thesis. While at Amherst, she played for...

Joyce is a Californian whose West Coast pride remains strong even though she has grown to love Boston after four years. In college, Joyce’s academic interests surrounded the anthropology of aging and caregiving, and her thesis earned the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly...

Juan is a PhD in Immunology and Inflammation at New York University School of Medicine where he pursues his passion for understanding microorganisms in a human disease context. He leads projects on the role of the immune system in infectious diseases, such as malaria. His work has resulted in 4...

Julia grew up in New York City and attended Princeton University, where she gradated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 2008. After college, she completed a premedical post-baccalaureate at NYU and worked in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve access to healthcare in rural communities. She went on...

Karen spent the majority of her childhood roving the streets of suburban Nebraska, where college sports teams have long been named according to corn-related themes.  Karen left these idyllic pastures for the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Bioengineering with a minor in Mathematics and...

Katherine obtained her undergraduate degree in Classics and Molecular Biology, Summa cum Laude, from Harvard University. Awarded a Harvard Knox Fellowship to study in the United Kingdom for one year, she earned a Master’s degree in Classical Art and Archaeology with Distinction (equivalent of...

Keizra was born in Vancouver but spent most of her childhood in Sacramento, CA (which you probably know only from 1) memorizing state capitals and 2) Ladybird, the movie). She moved across the country to Durham, NC where she attended Duke University for undergrad and specialized in eating...

As a child, Kelly envisioned her ideal career to be an aerobic dance class instructor but decided that being a physician could be a good alternative. While Kelly can still be found Zumba-ing to youtube videos in her living room between Microbiology and Immunology exams, it seems that things have...

Kelsey is from Duxbury, Massachusetts, a small coastal town south of Boston. She attended Bates College and graduated in 2015 as a Spanish major with history and education minors, and has passed the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) for teaching Spanish. During her time at Bates...

Kruti is from Wayland, MA, a small town just 30 minutes away from Boston, but was born in India and lived in Singapore for five years. In May of 2017, she graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard, majoring in molecular and cellular biology, with a secondary in computer science...

Latoya was born in Montego-Bay, Jamaica, and later moved to Jamaica, Queens with her family. She is currently pursuing an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Latoya graduated from Harvard College in 2015 with a B.A. in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, a...

Originally from Ireland, Laura graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with an Honors degree in Biomedical Science where she majored in Clinical Chemistry and minored in Immunology.  In her final year, she completed her research project at The Trinity Translational Medicine Institute and...

Lenka has always had a sense of curiosity which she quenches through travel to places such as New Zealand, and working on exciting cellular biology research projects. She majored in biology at Elon University where she was able to design her own undergraduate research project studying the...

Logan grew up on a horse ranch in Issaquah, Washington. His love for swimming and for the outdoors brought him to Dartmouth College, where he captained his varsity swim team and led Dartmouth’s hunting and fishing club. His research on sleep disorders and hypertension named him a James O....

Lucas grew up near the mountains of Pennsylvania, graduating valedictorian of his high school class before moving to Philadelphia to study neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. From molecular pathways and clinical studies to health policy and global health, Lucas explored the gamut of...

Lucy grew up in Connecticut in a family of engineers, and her favorite subjects were English and chemistry.  She graduated from Princeton University with honors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and honors in a Neuroscience Certificate.  During college, she was an EMT, worked in a molecular...

Mac

Mac grew up in the rolling hills of Kentucky. From the Bluegrass state, he headed north to Middlebury College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a double major in political science and biochemistry. After graduation, he studied cancer biology for a year at the National Institutes of...

Madeline is from the coastal town of Brunswick Maine and considers herself a “mainer” through and through.  She attended Middlebury College, majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and graduating magna cum laude. During her time at Middlebury she worked in a Developmental Biology...

Manali is a California native who is making the most of her adventure on the east coast. While an undergraduate student at UC Davis she was faced with the difficult choice between veterinary school and medical school and through her experiences working in a research lab and in underserved...

Margaret is currently a first year student at Harvard Medical School. She graduated with distinction in 2013 from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology and Honors in Ethics. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation and honored with a Firestone Medal for a distinguished...

Mark grew up in the quaint countryside of Northeast Tennessee. He attended Duke University for college, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and studied Public Policy Studies with a focus on public health policy and health disparities. He received minors in Chemistry and Biology. Mark...

Mark is originally from Northwest Indiana, 45 minutes away from where the Chicago Bears continue to break his heart every post-season.  After living mostly nocturnally in various classrooms and laboratories for the better part of four years, he graduated from MIT with a 4.9/5.0 GPA (Tau Beta Pi...

Matty is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he assisted 1Ls on their legal research and writing and served as president of the Student Association for Law and Mind Sciences. Before that, he majored in Geology at Amherst College, graduating magna cum laude. He spent a couple years as a tax...

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Originally from the Boston area, Max studied physics at Yale University. He graduated Magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2014, having managed to study courses ranging from quantum mechanics to a class that covered all of Tolstoy’s major works. After college, Max started the...

Max is originally from Steamboat Springs, CO where he grew up skiing, hiking, biking, and climbing in the Rocky Mountains. He graduated Valedictorian of his high school class, and moved to New York City to attend Columbia University, where he majored in Philosophy. After graduating, he spent...

Max was born down the street from the National Institutes of Health, outside of Washington, D.C., and has been a lab rat ever since. He graduated from Yale Phi Beta Kappa with both a B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry while announcing hockey games as a TV broadcaster. As an...

Maya is originally from Berkeley, CA, but moved to Boston to attend Tufts University. She studied Biology and Community Health, graduated summa cum laude, and was a member of the Honos Civicus Society. Outside of classes, she sang in Tufts’ oldest all female a cappella group, was an active...

Maya hails from the Greater Boston area, and it’s safe to say she’ll probably be stuck here forever. After attending schools in the area for the majority of her life, she began college at MIT, where in 2018 she obtained a degree in biology and a minor in brain and cognitive sciences. Her primary...

Megan is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the US when she was 10. Megan attended Dartmouth and graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology; she also received an Academic Citation for Excellence in developmental biology, the HHMI Undergraduate Fellowship for research, and James O...

Melaku is originally from Ethiopia and moved to Portland, OR in 2009. After finishing up high school in Portland, Melaku matriculated to Johns Hopkins University on a full ride as a Gates Millennium Scholar. He completed his degrees in Molecular & Cell Biology and Neuroscience in May 2017...

How does a living organism arise from billions of lifeless molecules? How do we apply the physical and chemical laws that govern the behavior of nonliving components to reveal the guidelines that govern cellular life? As a PhD candidate in biochemistry at The Rockefeller University, these are...

A New Orleans native, Michael grew up on Cajun cooking, southern hospitality, and books from his local library. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, he graduated summa cum laude and with College Honors from Louisiana State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BA in Economics. In...

Mike graduated from the University of Oxford, UK with a MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences. There, he researched on human shoulder tissue asking the question: Does inflammation play a key role in the pathology of rotator cuff tears? The research he conducted there has been accepted for publication...

Mitesh was born and raised in the Cleveland area. He attended a private boarding school in Ohio, Western Reserve Academy, to complete his high school education. He entered Northwestern University as part of the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), a combined BA/MD program allowing him to...

Morgan is originally from Southern New Jersey, spent the past four years in Williamsburg, VA studying at the College of William & Mary, and is now in Boston as a first year medical student at Harvard. As an undergraduate, Morgan majored in Hispanic Studies and minored in Biology (inducted...

When Mugdha was nine years old, she successfully attempted her first surgery—on a beloved teddy bear who desperately needed a re-stuffing. Since then, she hasn’t looked back. She is an M.D. candidate at Harvard Medical School (Class of 2022) with a passion for public health and women’s health....

Muriel was born in Montreal and moved to the historic town of Lexington, Massachusetts where she lived until the end of high school. She attended Middlebury College and majored in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a minor in Global Health. Since sophomore year she pursued independent...

Nancy was born and raised on the sunny island of Puerto Rico. For most of her childhood she wanted to become a professional musician and spent her afternoons playing piano and cello. In junior high school, her scientific curiosity was awakened during biology class, and she became interested in...

As a student at Yale, Nate spent a disproportionate amount of time playing with dogs. Well, technically it was his job. Nate studied Cognitive Science as an undergrad, focusing how non-human animals process information without grammatical language. One summer, Nate took a break from dogs,...

Science isn’t easy – and Nathan knows that firsthand. As a student, Nathan nearly quit STEM as he struggled with it through high school and college. However, he reached a turning point when he realized that learning was a skill and not an innate ability. Armed with this realization, he took...

Neha is originally from Long Island, New York. She graduated from Stony Brook University summa cumme laude and phi beta kappa with a degree in sociology and international studies in three years and then went on to pursue a masters from the University of Cambridge for an MPhil in Modern Society...

Nikita likes to say that she was raised in New Jersey but educated in Massachusetts. She is originally from a small town in northern New Jersey, and attended high school at Phillips Academy in Andover as a boarding student. She was a National Merit Scholar and went on to attend Tufts University...

Born and raised in New York City, Noah knew that he would always be a Yankees fan when he watched them win the World Series in 2000. Sadly, it turned out he wasn’t quite as good at playing baseball as he was watching it, and decided to abandon his baseball prospects in order to study Biology and...

Noam grew up in Israel, Baltimore, and Nebraska, and she has since continued to explore new places. She attended the University of Chicago, where she majored in Philosophy and graduated both with honors and Phi Beta Kappa. She then completed Bryn Mawr College’s Postbaccalaureate Premedical...

Paul attended Yale, where he majored in History and Russian and East European Studies and graduated with honors. His thesis and work relating to the revolution in Ukraine was selected to be presented at a policy conference. After Yale, he moved to Samara, Russia for one year as the recipient of...

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Peter grew up in Princeton, New Jersey where he was immersed in the academic culture of the town. For as long as he can remember, he has been fascinated with how everything works, and this scientific passion followed him all the way to Connecticut College in New London, CT.

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When Pooja was young, she spent a lot of time exploring new places, which was easy since her family moved approximately every two years. Pooja attended college at Cornell University, graduating with a degree in biology. After graduating, she worked for two years at the University of...

Quinn grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, where she spent her time participating in theater and indulging her love of dogs, including more than 15 years dogsledding with her family. At Williams College, she continued to pursue theater while squeezing in a History major in addition to her pre-...

Rabeea grew up in Georgia and attended Emory University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with highest distinction from the Goizueta Business School. In the business school, her concentration was in organization & management and marketing and she simultaneously...

Rahul spends much of his time outside of medical school at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program in a research lab, and he has worked on projects culminating in 3 published papers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Chemical & Biomolecular...

Richard was born in Canada and immigrated to the United States in elementary school, settling in the calm suburbs of Missouri. He graduated from Princeton with a degree in chemistry before spending two years at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar studying Global Health Sciences and receiving...

Rouzbeh is an MD graduate and Certified Neurosurgeon, currently working as a Research Fellow at Harvard. During his education, he has always been among the top ranked students and has won many awards as well; his most notable achievements are the 10th rank among ~450,000 students for the...

Sam grew up in the Boston area and has not been able to escape for long, as he is currently a Harvard Medical School candidate. In between, he went to Cornell and majored in Philosophy and Neurobiology, thereby focusing on topics from the neck up. He wrote his thesis on the molecular biology of...

Sammie grew up in the endearingly eccentric city of Austin, Texas. She fell in love with the land of the pines as an Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University. Her studies took her to the UK, Chile, and Uganda, where she explored bioethics, traditional medicine, and maternal and child health...

As a native of central Jersey, Sarah always envisioned some day living in New York City. Igniting by the energy of the city and eclectic curriculum of its Core, she applied early decision to Columbia University. She graduated magna cum laude with a major in Neuroscience and Behavior and a 3.9/4....

Sarah grew up in Peoria, Illinois and spent her days climbing trees and reading books. She headed to Boston when she was 16 to attend Harvard, where she wrote for The Harvard Crimson newspaper, did research in a tissue engineering lab synthesizing nanoparticles as a PRISE fellow, and volunteered...

As a kid, Saurabh wanted to play soccer professionally and score a goal in the World Cup. When it became clear that that was unlikely to happen, he instead attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Vagelos Scholars Program in Molecular Life...

Scarlett is a 2012 Princeton University graduate who recently moved to Cambridge to start her PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. She became interested in all things Neuroscience during her time at Princeton, where she wrote a thesis on adult neurogenesis, the very cool phenomenon of...

As an identical twin, from a family with two sets of identical twins, Sean grew up in a collaborative and lively environment, where he cultivated his love of mentoring. Sean attended Cornell University, majoring in Chemistry, minoring in Biology, and graduating with distinction in 2015....

Shaq was born in the midst of a snowstorm in the Bronx, where he lived just long enough to become a Yankees fan before moving to South Florida. He grew up in Wellington, FL until he moved to attend college at Duke University. During his freshman year, he wrote a 20-page paper about the drug LSD...

Shawn grew up in Arcadia, California playing basketball and the saxophone in the marching band. In college, he found a love for hip-hop dancing and danced in, choreographed for, and directed teams alongside his studies. Shawn graduated with a B.A. in Integrative Biology with Honors and High...

Shefali was born in New Delhi, India and grew up in southeastern Michigan. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies, focusing on Global Environment and Health, and Spanish Language and Culture. Shefali received...

Shivangi grew up in the beautiful Garden State far away from the Jersey Shore. After becoming an Emergency Medical Technician at 16, she knew that medicine was her passion. She attended MIT and studied Biology and Political Science, with some engineering classes thrown in the middle, and did...

Shyam grew up in Los Angeles, and completed his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology at Washington University in St. Louis. While at Wash U, he conducted research on the role of serotonin signaling in early brain development, and served on the university’s Board of Trustees. He graduated magna...

Growing up in sleepy Northern Illinois, Siva quickly realized that boredom was his main enemy and that books of all kinds were his best weapons. As an undergraduate at Harvard, he majored in Social Studies with an emphasis in medical anthropology and South Asian history. Seeking variety, he also...

A yinzer (Pittsburgher, for those who don’t speak Pittsburghese) born and raised, Sonya is a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BS in Neuroscience and a BA in History and Philosophy of Science as well as minors in Spanish...

Sophia grew up in Westchester, NY, about an hour north of Manhattan. She attended New York University where she focused on pre-med studies and and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics.  Sophia particularly enjoyed her thesis work on the effect of healthcare...

Tara graduated from Harvard College with an AB in Chemical and Physical Biology (this major could also be called “Science”). As an undergraduate, she wrote a thesis describing a novel method of discovering small molecule drugs that target disease-associated proteins, which resulted in two...

Tolu was born in New York City, was raised in North Carolina, and later spent three years living in Qatar during high school. She is currently pursuing her MD/PhD at Columbia University's College of Physician & Surgeons. 

She graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with a B.S. in...

Tushar originally hails from the great suburbs of Northern Virginia. After a brief stint at a small technical college known as MIT, he graduated with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in four years. He is currently an M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (...

Viemma attended Rutgers University-New Brunswick where she received two Bachelor’s degrees: one in Public Health and one in Biological Sciences, summa cum laude. During her time there, she was award membership into the Alpha Epsilon Delta National Prehealth Honor Society and the Eta Sigma Gamma...

Weike, pronounced Why-Key, was born in Nanjing, China but spent her childhood in Australia, Canada and America. She is fluent in both Chinese and English. In high school, Weike completed an International Baccalaureate program (scoring 7’s on advanced English, math, chemistry and physics) and...

Yiping was born in Tangshan, China, but then grew up in seven different places in the United States. Because of this, she’s developed a deep appreciation for community, different cultures, and diverse cuisines. Yiping recently graduated MIT with a degree in Biology. During college, she spent...

Originally from Long Island (pronounced LON-GHI-LAND), Zach has been in a New York State of Mind since his birth. He attended Cornell University as a Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar where he majored in Biology and Society in the College of Human Ecology. After...

Zeshan is originally from Hyderabad, India, and naturally, he grew up recognizing that Hyderabad biryani is the best dish in the world. After falling in love with research in high school as a Repperger Fellow, Zeshan attended Stanford, where he completed his BS and MS in Computer Science (Award...

Zoe grew up in the bustling metropolis of Los Angeles, California. She attended Vassar College  where she graduated after four years with a degree with honors in Science, Technology, and Society.  While at Vassar, Zoe was a member and captain of the Varsity Swim Team for all four years.  She was...

Zoe was born in New York City and grew up in Westport, CT. She attended Columbia University, where she graduated cum laude from Columbia College in 2012 with a BA in Biophysics and a concentration in Philosophy. Zoe then went on to earn an MD/MBA dual degree from Columbia University’s College of...