G. Donald Okoye

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About

Donald is a Nigerian MD/PhD student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate B.Sc in Biochemistry from Sewanee, The University of the South where he graduated summa cum laude. In college, Donald was a member of the University's Order of Gowns men and women as well as a member of the Organization for Cross Cultural Understanding. He is interested in translational research with a focus on understanding the mechanisms underlying toxicities in novel and existing cancer therapies. That interest led him to the lab of Dr. Moslehi in the Division of Cardio-Oncology at Vanderbilt after his graduation, where he spent two years modeling cardiotoxicity associated with personalized cancer therapies and immunotherapies before joining his medical school class.
Donald is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies and a recipient of the McCrady prize for poster presentation.