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The MD/PhD Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University has approximately 26 students who are in various stages of their training. You can learn about these individual students and their research interest by selecting the link to current students on this page.

Our students receive individual attention from the director of the MD/PhD Program and other faculty members. SUNY Upstate works diligently to be sure each student receives assistance whether it be academic advising, help with scheduling, selecting a laboratory, or figuring out finances. Visiting applicants cited the friendliness of students and staff as one of our most appealing features.

PhD Students

Brandon Wyman

Brandon Wyman

PhD (3rd year)

Department: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Advisor: Andras Perl, MD/PhD

Research Interests

I joined Upstate’s MD/PhD program in June 2016. I graduated from SUNY Buffalo, where I received my B.S. in Biomedical Sciences. I pursued the MD/PhD program because of my interest in translational research. Conducting research from the bench to the bedside is what I wish to carry out once I obtain my MD/PhD.

I chose Upstate because I really enjoy the feel of Syracuse, as well as the program here. The openness and friendliness of the faculty and fellow students is something that is unmatched anywhere else.

With the free time I have I enjoy running, playing video games, and making sure my betta, Pablo Pescasso, doesn’t die from separation anxiety (no, seriously).

I am currently interested in research in immunology. I did my summer rotation in the lab of Dr. Andras Perl, in the Rheumatology Department, studying systemic lupus erythematosus.