Jacob is a second-year medical student at Duke School of Medicine. His research interests relate to CNS tumors and lie at the intersection of therapy and palliative care. Jacob is particularly excited about applying new technologies from the lab setting to enhance patient outcomes in the field of neurosurgery. Currently, he is analyzing predictive factors that govern outcomes in patients with metastatic spine and metastatic brain cancer.
Jacob graduated from Williams College in 2018 where he studied psychology and neuroscience. While at Williams, he completed a neuroscience thesis investigating a novel brain region believed to regulate satiety and shared his passion for cooking with his peers by creating a cooking club. Upon graduating, Jacob was the recipient of a Fulbright Predoctoral Research Grant to Spain to conduct neuroscience research at the Cajal Institute in Madrid. He then spent a year outside academia working in biotechnology, at Kallyope, probing cell populations in the gut-brain axis that modulate physiology.
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