Welcome Incoming PEMM Student, Kevin Hsu

On August 29, 2014 by Grad Forum

The Dartmouth Graduate Studies Office is excited to welcome Kevin Hsu to the Dartmouth community. Hsu will be joining the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine (PEMM) at Dartmouth this fall. A native of North Andover, Massachusetts, Hsu graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013 with a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Kevin-Hsu-Forum-0822

Hsu became interested in pharmacology after volunteering at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts, His interactions with cancer patients receiving chemotherapy sparked a personal interest in designing novel cancer therapeutics to improve patient care. After graduation, Hsu worked in Professor Jason Kim’s lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, researching the relationship between obesity-induced inflammation and type II diabetes using a mouse model. During this time, Hsu was involved in several different projects within the lab, allowing him to develop a number of different skills and to diversify his background with a variety of strategies.

Hsu decided to pursue his PhD in the Program in Experimental and Molecular Medicine at Dartmouth after interviewing here in March.  He was intrigued by the research that the PEMM faculty were doing, specifically in the field of molecular therapeutics, and he also appreciated the sense of community among the PEMM students and throughout the Upper Valley.

Hsu’s research interests lie in pharmacology and molecular therapeutics. His first rotation is in Professor Alan Eastman’s lab, where he is investigating combinations of targeted therapies directed at different types of leukemia. Hsu hopes to pursue his interest in pharmacology and cancer research from either an academic or industry perspective.

Outside of his upcoming graduate work, Hsu is also excited about the many opportunities that the Upper Valley has to offer. He is interested in hiking, canoeing, skiing, and also becoming involved in the Dartmouth Beekeeping Association.

The Graduate Forum welcomes Kevin Hsu and wishes him all the best in his academic journey!

by Alison Paquette

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