NEPTUN Biography

KUMAEL JAFRI, NEU Cell & Molecular Biology

Major: Cell and Molecular Biology

College/Employer: NEU

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Kumael is a graduate of NEU Class of 2020, who studied Cell & Molecular Biology. He did his co-op at Merck, one of the biggest pharmaceutical companies, where he worked on bioengineering projects and was able to receive a patent for his work! He loves basketball, creating viral Spotify playlists, and working part-time as an EMT.

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