Alex Winnett, Team Leader
Alex wakes up to the sounds of a choclo field being harvested before jumping through the dusty open puerta of a moving ‘Rapidoso’ bus. Before his current position at Socios En Salud’s Clinical Tuberculosis Laboratory in Carabayllo, Perú, Alex studied biochemistry and mathematics at UMass Boston. Concurrently he worked overnights on hospital inpatient units and in laboratories developing drug delivering nanoparticles, a MRSA treatment, an antibody to neutralize Dengue Virus, and a computational pipeline to annotate genomes. Alex has a passion for healthcare on the microscopic level through research, the human level through direct patient care, and the macroscopic level in public health policy/programming; all of which he’ll foster through an MD/PhD program starting this July.
Christine Lattouf, Team Member
Utilizing her gifted voice to heal hearts and souls, Christine is completely dedicated to both music and medicine. Trained as a lead soloist and wedding singer, she also aspires to pursue an MD/MPH. Following her two-week medical rotation in the infectious disease department at the American University of Beirut, Christine is currently interning in the refugee clinic at Cambridge Hospital while completing her last semester studying biology at UMass Boston. Her interests include working in community health centers, assisting the refugee population, understanding drug addiction, shaping healthcare policy through reform, and creating awareness about preventative medicine through health education.