Sunny Kumar (SY ’13) is an intensive Biology major at Yale from Boca Raton, Florida. Sunny has engaged in several years of biomedical research. Sunny was selected to be a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences, and his research has been commended by the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Health, and the U.S. Surgeon General. Sunny has trained and led a team of student health analysts in exploring health resource mapping to reveal underlying sources of health disparities within the New Haven community. Currently, he is investigating neural stem cell genetics and the mechanisms of asymmetric stem cell division in Yale’s Zhong Neurobiology lab, as well as continuing his research into hookworm epidemiology with Yale’s Cappello lab. Sunny also enjoys writing articles for the Yale Scientific Magazine, performing educational science experiments for New Haven elementary school classrooms through the DEMOS organization, coaching high school debate with the Urban Debate League, and volunteering at the Yale New Haven Hospital. Sunny’s primary research passion lies at the interface of global health, biomedical research, and infectious diseases.