HWI Young Professional Spotlight

Geoffrey Bocobo, Medical Student

Geoffrey Bocobo

Geoff is a medical student at UB Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, researcher at Roswell Park’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, and co-founder of several organizations, including a venture-backed medical technology startup. His interests lay in improving human well-being at the intersection of the medicine, business, and technology. Before medical school, Geoff studied Neuroscience at Trinity College and captained the NCAA Track Team as an accomplished sprinter and hurdler. Outside of his career pursuits, Geoff enjoys trying new restaurants and regional food favorites, playing golf and going bowling with his friends, and watching the NBA and NFL. He also loves cinema both Hollywood and foreign, as well as hip hop and the ever-changing genres of EDM.

Why were you interested in helping HWI?

I believe the research being done at HWI is truly unique — additionally, I enjoy meeting and working with like-minded individuals so thought this program would be a great experience. Additionally, I live very close to the medical campus (so always walk/drive by the futuristic-looking rotunda), and have heard positive anecdotes about the institute from past colleagues.

Why does research matter to you?

Biomedical research and scientific inquiry, as broad entities, have the ability to lay the foundation for advancements in our society’s health.