College: Arts and Sciences

Class of (year): 2019

Major: Biological Sciences


Activities: Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Scholar, LSAMP Scholar, William Keeton House Active Citizen, Fellowship Christian Athletes

Hometown: Austin, TX

About Malek

Malek is a Biological Sciences major in the College of Arts and Sciences with a concentration in neurobiology and behavior.  In addition to being a OADI Research Scholar, he is also a Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement scholar as well as an LSAMP scholar.  He spent the summer after his freshman year performing research at Johns Hopkins University, and went on to present that research at the 2016 Emory STEM Symposium in Atlanta.  After his sophomore year, he was accepted into the Weill Cornell Medical College Gateways to the Laboratory MD/PHD Leadership Alliance program and spent the summer performing research at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.  He had the opportunity to present that research at the 2017 Leadership Alliance National Symposium.  Since his sophomore year, he has been working at the Cornell Computational Physiology Laboratory.  This year he will begin research on his honors thesis, and after graduating from Cornell, he intends to pursue an MD/PhD on his way to his goal of becoming a Physician-Scientist.

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