Megan Pino

Area of Study: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Hometown: Jupiter, FL


Research interests:
Neuromuscular disorders, Neurodegeneration, Neuroimmunology, Gene therapy, Bioinformatics

Awards, honors, publications:

  • University Fellowship, 2019-2020
  • Jordan, S et al. A novel approach to maximizing data fidelity in institutional plastic surgery databases. Reconstructive Microsurgery. 19 December 2018.
  • Jalilvand, A, Pino, M, Belle, P, et al. Laparoscopic gastric devascularization reduces anastomotic complications following minimally invasive esophagectomy. American College of Surgeons’ 2018 Clinical Congress. 20 October 2018.

Long term goals/aspirations:
Do bomb science, save lives and travel the world.

Post MSTP Training dream job:
Clinician-scientist – still deciding on a specialty!

Fun Facts

What you enjoy outside of school:
Traveling to new places, cooking exotic dishes, reading interesting books, and knitting cool stuff!

A talent you have always wanted:
To roll my tongue or wiggle my ears. Darn genetics.

Favorite book:
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Favorite quote:
“So many people are on this journey to live a perfect life. I personally think it’s stupid. You have no idea what perfection is unless you’ve experienced imperfection.” – Kevin Hart, Irresponsible Tour 2018

Can’t live without:
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, Spotify, and all of my friends’ adorable dogs <3

If you weren’t in MSTP, what would you be doing now?
Interior designer, chef or something else fun and creative

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