Amin Aalipour Named 2017 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow
May 30, 2017
Paul and Daisy Soros, Hungarian immigrants and American philanthropists, established their Fellowship program for New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—in December of 1997 with a charitable trust of fifty million dollars. They created the program as a way to give back to the country that had afforded their family such great opportunities.
Amin Aalipour is the son of Iranian Muslim immigrants who came to the United States in pursuit of higher education. As a MD/PhD student, Amin is working to develop early cancer detection technologies and immunotherapies in Dr. Gambhir’s Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab. He also works as a Fellow at Life Science Angels and evaluates potential investments in early stage clinical diagnostics companies. Amin strongly believes early disease detection can fundamentally change the practice of medicine, and he hopes to dedicate his life to this vision.