Ezekiel Olumuyide: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Class of 2028
Within a decade’s time, Ezekiel hopes to have careers as a practicing physician and immunology scientist. It’s an ambitious plan, but the Nigerian native is well on his way. Ezekiel graduated summa cum laude from Lehman in May 2020 with a bachelor’s in chemistry and a concentration in biochemistry. By then, he’d conducted research in the labs of chemistry professor Donna McGregor and biology professor Moira Sauane and held an NIH fellowship to study the pathology of autoimmune disease. Ezekiel has co-authored or authored six papers, one of which was published in Nature, and presented his findings at several conferences. He also worked with faculty on a computational analysis and COVID-19-related bioinformatics. Ezekiel has volunteered at the American Red Cross and Jacobi Medical Center and served as a tutor, peer mentor, and teaching assistant. In recognition of his achievements, he was inducted into the Sigma Xi Research Society and received St. George’s Society and Belle Zeller Scholarships, the John Paul Clay Achievement Award, a biology department research grant, and an American Red Cross Volunteer of the Year Award. Today, he’s in a fully-funded M.D.-Ph.D. Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.