Student Profiles

Name: Chacko, Kieran
Year you started at ISMMS: 2014
Program: PhD      MTA: DTE


Why you chose ISMMS?

I was sold of the unparalleled freedom to explore. DTE leadership not only encouraged me to explore the intersection of life-sciences and economics, but created an environment that is currently fostering these ideas into actionable projects.

Lab: van Bakel Lab


Infectious disease genomics – Understanding how bacterial pathogens develop antibiotic resistance within a patient

Undergrad institution and major: University of Rochester – Biochemistry & Economics

What did you do between college and grad school?

J.P. Morgan – Equity and debt capital solutions for institutional clients

What do you like to do outside of school?

Surf and SCUBA when it’s warm. Snowboard when it’s not.

What is your favorite quote? “I am seriously focused, because I have one problem in my life…” – Ilan Ganot

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