Joey, a native of South Carolina in the United States, earned a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering with a minor in global politics from Clemson University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with both departmental and general honors. During his time at Clemson, he conducted cancer research that resulted in a provisional patent on a breast cancer treatment device, two scientific papers, and six presentations at the National Biomedical Engineering Society Conference.. In addition, he was elected Clemson’s Undergraduate Student Body President, served on the It's On Us National Student Advisory Board under President Obama and Vice President Biden, and participated in numerous honors societies and campus organizations. In recognition of his scientific achievements and leadership on campus, Joey was named an Astronaut Scholar, - a national scholarship awarded to 40 students per year that is the largest undergraduate award for STEM. For graduate school, Joey was named a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship and an alternate for the Gates-Cambridge Scholarship, ultimately accepting a spot as a Schwarzman Scholar. The Schwarzman Scholars Program gives students the opportunity to attend Tsinghua University – the number one university in China – to earn a one-year master’s in Global Affairs. Why politics and business for a scientist? Joey believes that three fields mainly govern the world we live in - science, business, and politics - and that having an understanding of all three fields is integral to empathy, compassion, and making a greater impact in the modern world. At Tsinghua, he became conversational in Mandarin Chinese in 11 months, hosted large campus "Gala Nights," and was even recognized as an "outstanding graduate student" of the 50,000 student university.
At Cambridge, as a member of St. John’s College, Joey is conducting research in Oncology and hoping to contribute to a cure. Specifically, Joey’s research in the lab focuses on drug and nanoparticle-based therapeutic approaches for lung cancer. Outside of the lab, Joey is involved as a member of St. John’s Rugby and Basketball teams, as well as the Cambridge University American Football team. Joey also enjoys traveling, trying new foods, and “coffee and conversation” sessions with friends and strangers.
The effect of well-characterized, very low-dose x-ray radiation on fibroblasts.
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