Diabetes, Lipids and Metabolism Laboratory


Jairo Arturo Pinzón Cortés

Medical doctor - MSc in Biological Sciences

Jairo in his own words:
“I’m an Universidad de los Andes Med School alumnus, who believes entirely in the need of merging traditional medicine with scientific investigation.  Currently I’m undertaking a Masters in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in epigenetics, with the purpose of strengthening my education and experience in the lab.  I’m passionate about endocrinology and new ways to study and approach autoimmune and metabolic diseases”.

Hernán Nicolás Lemus Esquivel

Medical doctor - Neurology resident at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Nicolas in his own words:

"Research is the source of innovation. Here are some phrases for those of us who believe in this:
´Enthusiasm without knowledge has no value´, ´Our duty is to discover the privileges of simplicity´"

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Freddy Jean Karlo Toloza Bonilla

Medical doctor - Research fellow (Mayo Clinic And Mayo Foundation)

Freddy in his own words:

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn"

Jose Óscar Mantilla Rivas

Medical doctor - Psychiatry resident at Western Psychiatric Hospital

Jose Óscar in his own words:

“Dream Big. Work Hard. Don’t be an a**hole.”- Mike Shinoda.

Catalina Morales Álvarez

Medical doctor - Internal Medicine resident at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Catalina in her own words:

“How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold”. – Prov 3:13

María Laura Ricardo Silgado

Medical doctor (Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá)

María Laura in her own words:

“We are fearful of what makes us different, but it is that very difference what makes difficult to find whom to follow. And thus we stay the same: being unique”

José Luis Cárdenas Zuluaga

Medical doctor

Jose Luis in his own words:

“There are many things that motivate you to dedicate your life to medicine. In my case, I couldn’t find a profession that fuels so much a thirst for knowledge, while giving me a new challenge every day. I believe that research is what gets you to move, while the experience with patients is the reason that keeps you moving”

María Camila Pérez Matos

Medical doctor - PhD student (Harvard University)

María Camila  in her own words:

“Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now” – Viktor Frankl

Lina Susana Silva

Medical doctor

Lina Susana in her own words:

Based in Bogota DC. Made in Neiva, Huila. Her interests range from the study of nutritional biochemistry to animal defense. She likes to exercise and is afraid of diets. She believes that a better world is possible. She likes challenges and tries to improve herself every day. Currently working in the field of human lipid metabolism

Andrea Vargas Villanueva

Medical doctor - Research fellow at Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá

​Andrea in her own words:​

"There are many dreams that may never come true. But having them is just enough to make a person’s life richer, meaningful and plentiful.”

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