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B.A. Princeton University, M.S.B.S. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
About Mr. Carbajal
Mr. Carbajal was born in Honduras and grew up in the Bronx, NY. He attended high school in Wilton, CT as an A Better Chance (ABC) scholar. In 2014, he graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. While in his junior year, he studied abroad at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama, where he gained first hand field exposure. After graduation, Edwin became a research trainee at the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in Bethesda, MD, where he completed an IRTA fellowship in Helminth Immunology. In 2017, Edwin completed a PREP research fellowship in Microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he investigated the innate immune responses to seasonal influenza. He is currently working on a few scientific manuscripts for publication.
While living in DC, Edwin helped run high school seminars at the Tenley Study Center, and later in NY he spent two years leading seminars for The Grade NYC, a leadership program co-sponsored by Overlook and Southmont Study Centers for high school students. He is excited now to be working with the seminars at the Sauganash Study Center here in Chicago!
Edwin enjoys writing poetry, playing volleyball, and studying the philosophy of science.