Summer Scholars: Meet Robert Repetti

Name: Robert Repetti

Hometown: Shirley, NY

Prior Universities and Degrees: Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering;

University at Buffalo Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering; Stonybrook University Post-baccalaureate pre-med coursework

Title of Project: Investigating the effects of therapeutic concentrations of dextrose used in prolotherapy in cell culture models.

What is Your Role in the Project?
Culture cells and perform assays to measure cell viability.

Why Did You Choose to Participate in the Summer Scholars Program?
It is a great opportunity for research and networking.

What are Your Hopes and Plans After Graduation?
To secure a residency program in Internal Medicine.

What are Your Passions and Hobbies Outside of Medicine?
I enjoy building different prototypes when I see potential for a project.

Who Do You Hope to Impact with this Project?
I hope to expand the knowledge and understanding of prolotherapy so in the future it can receive support from insurance companies as a viable treatment option for patients with OA.

What is Something You Would Go Back and Tell Yourself Before Starting Medical School?
You are smart enough to do this – don’t be so nervous to apply.