Ankur Patel

Curriculum Chair

Ankur Patel is a junior Bioengineering major at the University of Pennsylvania. Following his sophomore year in high school, he attended the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science to pursue his interest in sciences at a higher level. During his two years at the academy, Ankur worked in the neuroscience lab of Dr. Jannon Fuchs and his research led to him being awarded a Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. At Penn, he has continued his passion for research by working in Dr. Douglas Smith's neurosurgical lab studying traumatic brain injury. During his first year on Penn's campus, Ankur was a member of the Mentor's Program through which he spent time each week mentoring elementary students in the West Philadelphia School District. He has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, using his joy of building to help others. In his spare time, Ankur enjoys sports of all kind and traveling. After graduating, he plans to attend medical school and pursue his dual interests in medicine and research. This will be his first year with InnoWorks.

Class of 2009

InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards