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  • MD/PhD Candidate, Stanford University

  • Immunology

Omair Khan

AV & JIM VALENTINE FELLOW

Omair is a second year MD/PhD Candidate at Stanford University from New Orleans, LA. He is working in the laboratory of Dr. Irving Weissman where he is interested in exploring the nexus of immunology and cancer biology, specifically glioblastoma. He previously completed his undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Global Health Studies at Yale University, where he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Richard Flavell.

 

Outside of class and lab, Omair serves on the board of community non-profits, mentors prospective medical students, tutors underprivileged students in math and science, volunteers at free clinics and advocacy groups and enjoys working out, snowboarding, and travel.

In addition to being an ARTIS Fellow, Omair is honored as the first Jim Valentine Fellow in homage of a great friend and longtime mentor of ARTIS who recently passed after his long courageous fight with cancer. Jim is remembered for his brilliance, larger-than-life personality, and razor-sharp wit. He believed in taking risks, grand visions, and an entrepreneurial spirit, all the while maintaining his sense of humor. As a Valentine Fellow, Omair embodies the technical expertise to drive innovation forward and the clinical focus to translate this research to impact human lives.

MOST INFLUENTIAL CONTENT READ LAST YEAR

The book, "Walk in My Combat Boots" by James Patterson and Matt Eversmann. 

GREATEST IMPACT IN TECH/HEALTH

Definitely nucleic acid sequencing! DNA/RNA sequencing has fundamentally changed how we engage in science, and has thus revolutionized modern medicine. 

GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT

Being someone who brings people together and fosters community! 

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