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Meet the Lasker Interns


Evelyn Litwinoff, New York University 

Evelyn is a PhD candidate at New York University School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the importance of inflammation in the development of obesity driven diabetes. At the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, Evelyn conducts policy research for strategy meetings and content editing for the foundation's website. 


Julia Schluger, Columbia University

Julia is currently a student at Columbia University, on the pre-medical track and studying human rights.  At the Lasker Foundation, she contributes to expanding the social media pages and conducts research for the newsletter.  In addition, Julia is also working on broadening Lasker's outreach for the annual essay contest.


Michael Burel, New York University

Michael is a PhD candidate at New York University School of Medicine studying stem cell biology. At Lasker, Michael conducted competitive analysis and policy research to inform the Foundation's short- and long-term strategic goals, and he also helped launch Lasker’s new web presence. Michael plans to enter a career in science communications and outreach after graduation.


Yadeni Abagaro, University of Richmond

Yadeni is a student at the University of Richmond where she double-majors in Health Care Studies and Business Administration, with concentrations in Economics and Management. She contributed to content and design for Lasker publications and helped staff with events such as the Lasker Lessons in Leadership at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and the IRRF initiative conference. 


Emily Hoelzli, Bard College 

Emily first interned at Lasker Foundation during the summer of 2014. After graduating from Bard College in 2015, she returned to Lasker for a second summer. Emily's favorite project was working with Angela Troia on a video about the discovery of LDL receptors by two Lasker Laureates Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein. She is currently a research technician at Weill Cornell Medical College. Watch video

Summer 2014

Angela Troia, Suny Binghamton University

Angela is currently a senior at Binghamton University, SUNY, and she intends to apply to medical school in the summer of 2016. At Lasker she worked together with Emily Hoelzli on creating a video about the discovery of LDL receptors by Lasker Laureates Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein and the development of statins to lower blood cholesterol by Akira Endo. Watch video


Summer 2011 and 2012

Doreen Agboh, Columbia University

Doreen's role as an intern was to assist in planning the Lasker Awards, review scientific data, and organize all of the Lasker Foundation's archival information. She graduated from Columbia University in 2014 and aspires to become a physician. Currently, she is a Research Specialist at the University of Pennsylvania.