Student Profiles

Name: Honig, Lee
Year you started at ISMMS: 2011
Program: PhD      MTA: SBDT


Why you chose ISMMS?

Proximity to NYC area; Translational medicine opportunities

Lab: Donald K. Scott


Determining how glucose regulates gene expression in pancreatic beta cells in order to promote proliferation of beta cell mass for diabetes disease therapeutics

Undergrad institution and major: Hofstra University, B.S. in Chemistry

What did you do between college and grad school?

2 years in Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic industry working as the chief chemist (on-site) and quality control manager

What do you like to do outside of school?

Music, cooking, hiking, traveling, football, Sunday night HBO rituals

What is your favorite quote? “Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.” – Lewis Carroll

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