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Anis Barmada, MPhil

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Anis Barmada, MPhil


Anis Barmada is an M.D./Ph.D. student and P.D. Soros Fellow in the Department of Immunobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine. Growing up in Damascus, Syria, Anis immigrated to the United States when he was seventeen years old. He completed his B.S. at the University of Illinois Chicago in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. He then completed an M.Phil. in Genomic Medicine with distinction at the University of Cambridge and Wellcome Sanger Institute in the United Kingdom, where he worked in the laboratory of Dr. Roser Vento-Tormo on elucidating immune signatures in COVID-19 using single-cell approaches. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, and he has contributed many science communication pieces in media outlets such as Scientific American and The Scholar. Anis plans to become a physician-scientist conducting translational experimental and computational research to address currently incurable diseases, as well as contributing to a new era of health care without disparities.

Education & Training

  • MPhil
    University of Cambridge, Genomic Medicine (2021)
  • BS (Hon)
    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chemistry, Biology, and Mathematics (2020)

Honors & Recognition

PD Soros Fellowship2022
Gates Cambridge Scholarship2020
Riddle Prize2020
Barry Goldwater Scholarship2019
Phi Beta Kappa2019
President’s Award Program2016

Departments & Organizations