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University: Cornell University
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Ahmed M. Ahmed, Rochester, MN is a senior at Cornell University majoring in biology. His research in organic chemistry has focused on the development of new synthetic strategies for producing polymers. He has also performed laboratory work on the oncogenesis of the Epstein-Barr virus and a study of brain plasticity at the University of Pennsylvania. Ahmed serves as a student advisor in biology and a teaching assistant in biochemistry. In addition to tutoring fellow students in organic and general chemistry, he mentors disadvantaged African American students at Cornell, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, and served as an EMT for Cornell’s Emergency Medical Services. Ahmed is a first-generation Somali immigrant whose family immigrated to the United States from a refugee camp in Kenya. He will pursue a master’s degree in research in Organic and Medicinal Chemistry at Oxford.