MD, PhD Candidate
Mr. Alejandro "Alex" Gener is a graduate student studying Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. His research interests are HIV and cancer, and he is presently in classes and lab rotations.
He took a leave before his fourth (and final) year of medical school at Universidad Central del Caribe, an LCME-accredited institution. There, he was very active, assuming myriad leadership and service responsibilities.
He was awarded a Medical Student Summer Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where he validated human histone methyltransferase inhibitors in vitro under the supervision if Dr. Minkui Luo.
As an undergraduate at the University of Florida his work with Drs. Graciela Lorca and Claudio Gonzalez characterizing Fracisella tularensis acid phosphatases was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Mr. Gener has been a counselor and tutor of students sitting for the Step 1 with Residents Medical since the summer of 2014. Prior to that, he worked with peers at UCC to offer advice and tutelage for first- and second-year students by individual counsel and as a part of a panel for MS2s. He scored 257 on his first attempt at the Step 1.