Brian Cedeno

University of Washington, Class of 2016
Intended Biology Major

Brian is a 2012 graduate of Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington, though he spent most of his high school years at Ballard High School in Seattle. During high school, Brian was an active member of the Latino Club, serving as both President and Vice President. He also participated in UDOC at the University of Washington and Seattle BioMed's BioQuest Academy.

Education, Honors, and Awards

Research Interests

During ALVA, Brian conducted research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with the ColoCare Consortium, working closely with his mentor Kathy Vickers. The ColoCare study researches factors that impact survival rates of participants diagnosed with colorectal cancer; factors such as genetic predispositions, tumor characteristics, and diet, to name a few. Brian's research project compared vitamin intake of minority and non-minority patients to determine if there was a correlation between vitamin intake and higher mortality rates for minority populations with colorectal cancer. Research like this may help to explain why, at least in part, minorities have significantly lower colorectal cancer survival rates than non-minority patients.

Brian continued on as an undergraduate researcher during the academic year, working at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute.

Brian plans to obtain a Biology degree at the University of Washington and apply for medical school in the future and work with impoverished populations.

Research Projects

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Gerberding G76
Phone: (206)685-2593

Latoya Surratt, ALVA Coordinator
Gerberding G76
Phone: (206) 543-3306

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Gerberding G76
Phone: (360)508-3603

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