Travis Hull is a 4th year graduate student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP; MD/PhD) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also Vice Chair of Membership and a member of the Partnership Committee for the American Physician Scientists Association (APSA). Travis completed his PhD in the laboratory of James F. George and Anupam Agarwal in May 2015, and will transition back to medical school as a third year student in June 2015. In his graduate studies, Travis examined the role of the enzyme, heme oxygenase-1, in the response to injury of the heart and kidney.
Travis grew up in a small rural town outside of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He graduated with distinction in biology and microbial genetics from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania in 2009. He has been an active member of APSA since joining the MSTP at UAB in 2009. After establishing an APSA Local Chapter at UAB, he now oversees the Local Chapter initiative for APSA at the national level, which was started in 2014. He expects to complete his MD/PhD training in 2017 and pursue residency training in cardiac and thoracic surgery.