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Urielon IMSD Peer mentor of the month cover for Jan 2022

Congratulations to Uriel for being named the IMSD Peer Mentor of the Month for January 2022!

“Uriel has been a strong support system in navigating thru grad school and connecting us with the right support when needed. He’s not only a great mentor but alsoa great person!” — Anthony Hazelton

About Uriel Jean-Baptiste

Uriel earned his B.S. in Biochemistry from the FL State in 2018. He participated in an NIH funded PREP program (STAR-PREP) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where he studied in the lab of Alex Poulopoulos. In the Neher lab, Uriel is studying the mechanisms and kinetics of endothelial lipase (EL) inhibition by ANGPTL3. In his free time, Uriel enjoys exercising, specifically playing soccer.

Neher lab

The Neher lab primarily studies proteins involved in lipid metabolism and redox chemistry. We use structural biology, analytical biochemistry, and microscopy to answer questions about enzyme function, inhibition, and trafficking.


The Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) is an educational research grant awarded to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health.The primary goal of this initiative is to increase the number of students from populations historically underrepresented in the biomedical sciences that attain PhDs and successful bioscience careers. Our IMSD program provides graduate students with academic enrichment, a supportive community, and professional development opportunities that enhance success in their PhD training and make them highly competitive for the postdoctoral positions and scientific careers of their choice.