Name: Badal, Brateil
Year you started at ISMMS: 2011
Program: PhD MTA: CAB
Why you chose ISMMS?
Since I work in the field of cancer, I wanted to attend an institution where true translational research was being done. Sinai’s three components – hospital, medical school, and graduate school – made this a perfect niche for my interests.
Lab: Julide Celebi
I am performing a comprehensive transcriptomic analysis of cutaneous primary melanomas versus nevi, their precursor lesions, in order to identify key players (protein-coding genes and long non-coding RNAs) in early malignant transformation.
Undergrad institution and major: University of California, Berkeley. I studied Molecular and Cell Biology, and also Education.
What did you do between college and grad school?
I worked as the Academic Coordinator of the Biology Scholars Program (BSP), an undergraduate science diversity program at UC Berkeley, for three years. I then pursued my masters degree in Endocrinology also at Cal.
What do you like to do outside of school?
I enjoy running in Central Park or along the Hudson River during the warmer seasons, salsa dancing, playing the guitar, exploring food and culture around the City, and traveling around the world when I can.
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