G. Donald Okoye
"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 similarities in mechanisms underlying T cell response to tumoral and infectious diseases. He was previously a research assistant in the lab of Dr. Moslehi in the Division of Cardio-Oncology at Vanderbilt where he modeled cardiotoxicity associated with personalized cancer therapies and immunotherapies before joining his medical school class. He is currently a graduate student in the Joyce lab studying the mechanisms underlying innate-like T cell immune protection in infectious diseases.
Donald is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Epsilon Delta, and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies and a recipient of the Robert F Miller Community Service Award."