Anthony Ricco

Resident of Philadelphia region, graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, and current student at Jefferson Medical College. I am passionate about equality in health care to underserved populations, both within the United States and abroad. In the future, I would love to

Penn State University, University Park, PA

Major: Accelerated Premedical-Medical Program with Jefferson Medical College

Bachelor of Science in General Science

Minors: Neuroscience, Global Health

Certificates: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

Awards: The President's Freshman Award, The President Sparks Award, The Premedicine Endowment for Excellence in Premedical Studies

Overall GPA: 3.86

Graduation from PSU and transfer to JMC, May 2012

Global Water Brigades, Co-President and Co-Founder

Penn State University

Initiated a new organization focused on bringing sustainable and clean water to third-world countries in Central America.Planned meetings teaching global health awareness, fundraisersRaised money for trip to Honduras where a drinking water system and irrigation system will be created (trip planned for Spring break 2012)

Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, Member

Penn State University

Entrepreneurial ventures created to achieve philanthropic goalsPart of Mashavu core team, low-cost and context appropriate telemedicine system to connect rural villages with doctorsIn process of writing journal article on my design of a low-cost dermoscope for use in telemedicine systems

Research Assistant, Department of Immunology

Penn State University

Learned under Dr. Adam Glick, Ph.D., principle investigatorStudied the immune response and tumor progression of epithelial cell cancer in transgenic miceAcquired laboratory skills: PCR/qPCR, Western blot, antibody purification, tissue culture, tissue fixation for microscope slides, cell harvesting, flow cytometry, mouse handling and care techniques (injections, necropsies, genotyping)