Moderators
    • Research Associate at The Broad Institute

    John Kwon is currently a research associate at the Broad Institute. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Biological Sciences. John has a strong passion for research in cellular biology and oncology. At Notre Dame, he has worked in a cellular biology lab under the mentorship of Dr. Kevin Vaughan. His senior thesis focused on understanding how mitotic proteins contribute to cell cycle regulation and modulation of chromatin structure. Outside of research, John has been involved in mentoring undergraduates and volunteering in the local community. He enjoys teaching and providing guidance for students, as well as learning from his own peers and mentors. His current interest to explore genomics has brought him to the Broad Institute. John is collaborating with an MD/PhD student to genetically engineer melanoma cells from normal primary melanocytes using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. This work will shed greater insight into how melanoma develops in patients. In the near future, John plans to pursue his studies in medicine with a strong emphasis on research.

    • Infectious Disease
    • Resident Physician at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
    Dr. Hasan Shihab, born and bred in Uganda completed medical school at Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda. Following medical school, he completed internship and worked as a Medical Officer in both Pediatrics and Adults. The focus of his clinical work and research in Uganda was in Infectious Diseases. Following this, he earned a Masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He then worked as a Research Associate in Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The focus of his research was on association of precursor risk factors to chronic disease, physician preferences and cost reduction, systematic reviews and meta-analyses and patient understanding of their hospitalization. As a resident of the Combined Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine program, he is focused on bridging the gap between the patient in the clinic and the larger community in which they belong. His research includes topics on population health, understanding of hospital readmissions and patient safety.
    • Psychiatry
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Preventive Medicine Resident at Johns Hopkins
    Dr. Terrance McGill attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate studies majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and Journalism. He pursued his Master’s studies in Chemistry concentrating in Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He then completed his medical degree from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Afterwards, Dr. McGill completed his Masters in Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While obtaining his MPH, he also was a National Medical Association-National Institute of Health Academic Medicine Fellow focusing on a range of projects including eradicating food deserts in impoverished regions and in reducing the stigma of HIV. Dr. McGill, has received formal clinical training in Psychiatry prior to joining the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Johns Hopkins. He is a freelance journalist, most recently writing for MSNBC with thegrio.com. Dr. McGill is interested in synergizing public health and clinical training to provide effective means of targeting mental health disparities, revamping health communications to increase awareness, improving health outcomes through community outreach and creating effective, sustainable public health policy.