Olivier Noel, a 28-year-old student in Penn State College of Medicine’s MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program, was recently named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list in science.
Noel, who expects to graduate in 2019, is from Springfield Gardens, N.Y. He received his bachelor’s degree biochemistry from Queens College, part of the City University of New York system, in 2011. In addition to his affiliation with the College of Medicine, Noel is affiliated with the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. There, he works in biomedical sciences in the lab of Glenn S. Gerhard, exploring genetics in bariatric surgery. Noel is also the cofounder of DNASimple, which helps accelerate genetic research by connecting DNA donors with research scientists.
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