Juan Colazo

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About

Juan is an Argentine-Canadian currently pursuing an MD/PhD program at Vanderbilt University. He completed his BSc. honors degree in Biochemistry at the University of Alberta (Canada) in 2017. His undergraduate thesis work was done in the structural biology laboratory of Dr. Michael James focusing on substrate-assisted catalysis in serine peptidases. He has also performed research, to a lesser extent, in the structure of viral proteins, anti-cancer drug delivery, and Candida albicans morphogenesis and virulence. He came to Vanderbilt in 2017 to join the Vanderbilt Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) to get combined MD/PhD training with the hope of becoming a well-trained physician-scientist. He has completed 1 year of lecture-based medical training and 1 year of clerkship-based medical training before joining his PhD thesis lab in 2019. Outside of the clinic/lab, Juan enjoys playing soccer, coaching soccer, hiking, and playing with his puppy, Zoe.