2021 Scholar, Advanced Pathways to Research Program (A-PReP)
Medical School (Twin Cities)
Mentor: Hai Dang Nguyen, PhD
Victor Corral is a first year Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmacology. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. studies and research in the laboratory of Dr. Hai Dang Nguyen located at Malcolm Moos Health Sciences Tower. Victor graduated from the University of Minnesota (TC) in 2019 with a double major in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development (GCD) and Biochemistry.
During his undergraduate studies, Victor performed research in the area RNA biology and molecular mechanisms. In Dr. Nguyen’s lab, Victor continues his research in RNA biology and molecular mechanisms involved in DNA damage that can be exploited for therapeutic treatments. Upon completion of his Ph.D. studies, he intends to do a post-doctoral position overseas in order to build new connections and expand his repertoire of scientific skills.