Vanderbilt University Class of 2018
Biomedical Engineer with a minor in Chemistry
SIM matched Kevin Fialkowski to the Iverson Lab in the Vanderbilt University Department of Pharmacology after SIM’s Spring 2015 research fair. Since then, he has been learning protein X-ray crystallography techniques and is currently using the Coot and Phenix software packages to computationally refine the structure of an adhesin protein from Streptococcis gordonii, through which this endocarditis-causing bacteria may possibly bind to human platelets. He is a prospective MD/PhD student with the goal of becoming a physician scientist with a focus in radiology.
Kevin loves international travel and kayaking, and devotes a lot of his free time to helping others locally and globally. He was a student VUceptor this past semester and is currently a co-chair of the My Vanderbilt Experience Society. His selfless spirit really shines through in his work for Project C.U.R.E. through the Vanderbilt Red Cross branch and his upcoming trip to Cusco, Peru with MEDLIFE during which he will serve as a volunteer at a mobile medical clinic.
Keep up the great work, Kevin!