Graduate Program

Folnetti Alvarez, B.S.

  • Biography

Folnetti was raised on Long Island, NY. He attended the University of Maryland, College Park and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Biological Sciences, specializing in Physiology. His interest in translational Cancer research began as an undergrad, when he studied the biological disparities associated with Prostate Cancer during a summer research internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After graduating, he attended the University of Massachusetts, Amherst as a post-bacc student to research the hormonal factors that contribute to Breast Cancer risk and resistance. While at Stony Brook, he plans to research ways to therapeutically normalize disrupted mechanisms within cells that lead to oncogenesis. Some of his hobbies include, road cycling, watching sports, film and spending time with family and friends.