Gregory Sepich-Poore received a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Greg is in his fourth year of the UC San Diego Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and has completed two years of medical school (2016-2018) and three of the Bioengineering Ph.D. program (2018-present). Greg has a unique background in oncology and microbiology, with his PhD research focusing on building upon the most comprehensive survey of microbes in cancer to date (Poore et al., 2020. Nature) and studying three-way interactions between intratumoral microbes, cancer cells, and immune cells. He tentatively defined the latter as the immuno-oncology-microbiome (IOM) axis (Sepich-Poore et al., 2021. Science) and is seeking to integrate previously analyzed, host-related cancer genomic information with its microbial counterpart. Outside of academia, Greg has a heart for service, especially for addressing food insecurity issues, and is an Ironman triathlete.
Ph.D. , BioengineeringClass of 2021