Nicholas Verdini

Nicholas grew up in Lynn, MA and went to Emmanuel College in Boston, graduating with a degree in Biology in 2017. As a junior at Emmanuel, he was accepted into the Undergraduate Scholarship Program at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. This program is for low-income students seeking a career in any STEM field. This program helped finance the rest of college and also provided him with a job for two years at the National Cancer Institute. There he performed research in CAR T-Cell therapy for pediatric malignancies, as well as research in immunotherapies for bladder cancer. While at the NCI, he was accepted into medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. As a medical student, Nicholas has had the opportunity to perform research, one of the projects being on social determinants of health risk factors and their relationship with COVID-19 in Lynn, MA. This was particularly meaningful given it is the city where he grew up. Nicholas will be doing a research year in the radiation oncology department at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City before returning to Tufts for his 4th year.