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Jailton Farias

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Jailton is a first-generation college and medical student at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Class of 2027). He was born and raised in Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil before moving to the United States in 2018. He received his bachelors of science (BS) in Biology with an Emphasis in Neuroscience from Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho) in 2023.
Having been passionate about advocating for others, during his undergraduate years he was a career and academic advisor, a member of the BYU-Idaho Student Representative Council, and a member of the BYU-Idaho International Advisory Council. He was a recipient of the BYU-Idaho Thomas E. Ricks Grant during his four years as an undergraduate student.
His interest in research sparkled as he became a research and teaching assistant for Advanced Neuroscience in the BYU-Idaho Department of Biology. He went on to be selected for the federally-funded grant program IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and was a research assistant intern at the Boise State University Center for Orthopaedic and Biomechanics Research.
Outside of school, he enjoys being outdoors, especially playing volleyball or pickleball, loves reading, learning new languages, and making new friends!

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