Student Profiles

Name: Hernandez, Matthew
Year you started at ISMMS: 2012
Program: MDPhD      MTA: MIC


Why you chose ISMMS?

Great opportunities for virology research in a collaborative environment in a great part of NYC.

Lab: Viviana Simon


Structural variation in immune gene regions in indigenous populations and patient populations in the context of HIV-1 infection.

Undergrad institution and major: Brown University; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

What did you do between college and grad school?

Post-bacc IRTA at NIH/NIAID in Genomics at Rocky Mountain Labs in Hamilton, MT.

What do you like to do outside of school?

Tennis!!! (If you like to play, come out to Central Park and join). Also: movies, Bioshock, food.

What is your favorite quote? “God must like fun and laughter. ‘Come inside, my little buffoon, come inside,’ he’ll say to me one day, I know. ‘Come and make me laugh!’ That’s the way I’ll get into Paradise, as a buffoon!” -Nikos Kazantzakis

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