Carlos Lopez, MD
After graduating with a BS in chemical engineering from Yale University in 2009, I joined the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Structural Biology as a pre-doctoral fellow under James Conway, PhD in order to conduct research on virus capsid protein morphology and function. I then enrolled in the School of Medicine, where I became a member of the Hillman Cancer Center Damage Associated Molecular Pattern Molecules laboratory headed by Michael Lotze, MD. There, I had the opportunity to investigate the links between autophagy, dendritic cell function, and cancer biology. After finishing my medical studies, I
enrolled in the MMPH program, where I continued to expand my research interests even further into the realms of clinical epidemiology, public health policy, and health literacy.
In the summer of 2015, I will begin my internal medicine residency training at the North Shore-LIJ Health System; after that, I plan on sub-specializing in either hematology/oncology, nephrology, or infectious diseases. I hope to be able to combine all I have learned over the past couple of years to help advocate for improved dialogue between scientific disciplines, clinicians, policy makers, and patient communities.