Name: Michael LindbergMichael
Undergraduate School: Pennsylvania State University
Undergraduate Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
MS Program/Concentration: Special Master’s Program in Physiology
Hometown and/or Current City: Arlington, Virginia

Why did you apply to Georgetown University?
The DC area is a wonderful place to live and learn. The rich history and diverse community in our city can create learning opportunities in every day life. Upon graduation, my wife and I plan to stay here upon graduation. Ideally I would be able to attend Georgetown Med or GWU Med then stay here for residency and beyond. I wish to eventually work as a physician in the DC area, should I be afforded that opportunity to stay here. We both grew up in the area, and plan to serve our community.

As a DMV Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship recipient, you were selected because your application to Georgetown “demonstrated a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the Masters’ level.” What do you hope to accomplish here at Georgetown and/or what is your interest in biomedical research or graduate studies?
I am interested in genome sequencing as a medical diagnostic and how it could emerge as a standard of care in clinical practice. Presently, I am not doing research in the Special Master's Program. I am interested in the application of genome sequencing as a diagnostic in medicine. More specifically, I would like to work with physicians and scientists to implement this new tool to create value and better health outcomes.

What is something interesting or unique about you that very few people know?
A shameful secret is that I dislike the taste of black coffee. I still drink a lot of black coffee, refusing to add milk or sugar for health reasons.