Adrian C.


Born and raised in Connecticut, Adrian grew up a New Englander through and through. A  childhood of fishing backwoods ponds and rivers fostered a deep love of biology in Adrian, which he then pursued at the University of Connecticut. At UConn, Adrian caught the research bug and was  recognized as a University Scholar for his work in the lab, allowing him to complete a self designed MS/BS degree in Structural Biology, and Molecular and Cell Biology. Adrian took three gap years to pursue full-time research on virus structure and the development of new antiviral therapies at Harvard Medical School before returning to  the classroom as a student. He is now pursuing a combined MD/PhD degree in the Harvard-MIT  Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program.  

Adrian has worked with students from a variety of backgrounds and ages. As a founding  member of UConn’s Genetic Engineering Team, he coordinated undergraduate laboratory  training and helped develop a project-based genetic engineering course curriculum. Adrian also  has a passion for adult education and has experience teaching writing and computer classes at  the Rosie’s Place Women’s Education Center (WEC), a shelter and resource center for poor and  homeless women in Boston.  

Outside the classroom, Adrian enjoys cooking and hanging with friends and family; he still gets a kick out of finding new backwoods ponds and rivers to fish.


Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program, MD/PhD Candidate
  • University of Connecticut, MS in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, and Biophysics
  • University of Connecticut, BS in Molecular and Cell Biology with a minor in Mathematics 
  • Biology
  • Structural Biology
  • Biophysics
  • Chemistry
  • MCAT
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I had an amazing experience working with Adrian! He really made me love organic chemistry through in depth explanations and unique styles of teaching. I can't appreciate Adrian enough for helping me find my passion in organic chemistry, and I'm really excited to move into Organic Chemistry II next semester."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Rahul, Chemistry Student)