- Washington University School of Medicine
- University of California – Berkeley
Robert graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in Bioengineering and a portfolio in leadership. While at Berkeley, Robert founded Magic for Medicine, took the reigns as president for the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering and Lambda Phi Epsilon, and was awarded more than five scholarships for his research in stem cell biology.
After graduating, Robert spent two years researching Alzheimer’s disease at the University of California San Francisco before receiving a full-ride scholarship to the MD-PhD program at Washington University School of Medicine. Bringing his Bay Area roots with him to St. Louis, Robert joined a startup company as the head of development for neurological and psychiatric disease interventions. In addition, Robert created a mobile app to allow physicians to better diagnose patients with Alzheimer’s disease—which is now being tested in the clinic. With nine scientific publications and two more in the works, Robert understands the value of hard work.
However, when he isn’t in the lab or managing his research study, Robert is often spotted performing magic on the streets, playing basketball, or pursuing the next knockout recipe in the kitchen. Robert’s diverse and extensive experiences with leading teams and mentoring students reflects his own gratitude toward his mentors, and he can’t wait to pass along the life lessons he’s learned to his new mentees.