UTMB MD-PhD Program Current Students Profile Mark Sowers Mark Sowers Year in Program: GY2Undergrad University: Johns Hopkins UniversityMentor: TBDGraduate Program: TBD Mark Sowers Research Interests My interests revolve around a central theme of understanding the etiology of disease so as to either exploit it with novel therapeutics or delay onset of disease. I am primarily involved in developing new treatments against Glioblastoma Multiforme, as well as studying nucleoside related therapy neurotoxicity. This has led me to develop a range of skills to complement my clinical knowledge such as in physical and organic chemistry, biophysics, bioinformatics, and a variety of mass spectrometry "omic" techniques as well as mass spectrometry imaging. The goal is that my training will allow me to meet the needs of a physician-scientist that advances the field of medicine. Honors and Awards Vice President of the MD-PhD Student Association, 2017-2019 Johns Hopkins University, Chemistry Department Honors, 2016 Johns Hopkins University Honors Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chapter of Maryland at Johns Hopkins University, Class of 2016 Kilpatrick prize for outstanding academic achievement in Chemistry, 2016 Deans Undergraduate Research Award (grant), 2016 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) membership awardee Research Activities For more information on research activity, please see the ResearchGate profile here.