Yentli Soto Albrecht
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Yentli Soto Albrecht is a 5th year MD-PhD student at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (Penn). She earned a degree in Molecular Biology at Princeton University, and worked at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard before coming to Penn. She is undertaking her thesis in the Douglas Wallace lab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she studies the role of mitochondria in SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis. Specifically, she studies aspects of mitochondrial function that serve to limit SARS-CoV-2 replication and how mitochondrial background may contribute to COVID-19 severity. She is president of the American Physician Scientists Association, where she enjoys working with a driven team to support other trainees and increase the diversity of the physician-scientist workforce. She hopes to fight emerging viral infections globally with science and medicine throughout her physician-scientist career.