Erik is originally from Rochester, NY. He then attended Dartmouth College, where he received a BA in biophysical chemistry and an MS in chemistry. Next, Erik had a brief stint as a high school science teacher before entering the MD/PhD program at the University of Minnesota, where he is currently studying medicinal chemistry. Generally, Erik is interested in GI oncology and the drug development process. For fun, Erik enjoys cooking, staying active, and playing his cello. He is excited to help future physicians and scientists navigate what can often be a confusing and complicated application process!