Brandon Bergsneider

Imperial College London Postgraduate Award, Imperial College London - Biology

Brandon, originally from Los Angeles, California, recently graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Human Biology,  andwhere he completed an honours thesis studying the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. Driven by his family’s own history of cancer, Brandon ultimately hopes to become a physician-scientist dedicated to treating patients with cancer. However, before attending medical school back in the States, he will be pursuing a Master’s in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology at Imperial College London. Bioinformatics has the potential to revolutionise medicine, and Brandon hopes to gain new research skills that will allow him to develop therapies for cancer in the future. At the same time, he recognises that therapies are only as effective as the number of people who can access them. He has volunteered at a free clinic in San Jose for the past three years, and he is excited to volunteer in NHS hospitals learning new ways to improve healthcare accessibility in the US. Brandon has also worked as a professional surf instructor and outdoor trip leader, and for fun, he is excited to explore different surf spots, hiking trails, and national parks throughout the UK.