Oandy, born in Cuba but a Miami native, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Boston University in 2018. During his research as an undergraduate in the Department of Biology he worked on understanding Phagoptosis, a novel form of cell death that occurs in the ovaries of Drosophila melanogaster. In July of 2018 he started the Biomedical PhD program at the Miller School of Medicine and in December joined our lab. He is now working on understanding the role that platelet derived growth factor beta has on the integrity of the blood brain barrier and how that could change the course of HIV infection.
Oandy, welcome to the lab!