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Milken Scholar 2003
Scholar Profile

Lalit Patel



Lalit graduated from Columbia University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a concentration in pre-medicine. After graduating he was the Research Coordinator for the Prostate Cancer Foundation for two years. In 2009, Lalit began a career in cancer research as a Laboratory Research Technician at the University of Michigan. During this time Lalit published more than 15 peer reviewed articles in scientific journals on the topics related to the pathogenesis, progression, and treatment of metastic prostate cancer. He also received a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan in December 2010. Lalit left the bitter cold of Michigan winters for Houston, TX in May 2012 upon accepting admission to the MD/PhD physician-scientist training program administered jointly by the University of Texas Health Science Center and the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Shortly after matriculation Lalit was chosen to be the program's 2012 Cullen Trust Fellow in recognition of research achievement and potential. At present he can be found in the Texas Med Center library studying for medical and graduate school courses with a smile.

High school:  California Academy of Math and Science


College Year Degree
Columbia University
New York, NY
2007 B.S. Biomedical Engineering: Cellular & Tissue
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
2010 M.S. Biomedical Engineering
University of Texas - Houston
Houston, TX
2022 M.D./Ph.D. Medicine