Research Assistant Professor @ University of North Carolina
Leon met Jesus as a first-year medical student in 2004. This was a radical and life-changing experience. Much of Leon’s walk with the Lord has been in the setting of his medical and graduate research experiences. Leon received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. He studies the central and systemic immune responses in alcohol addiction and clinical sepsis. He is attempting to identify novel therapeutic targets for these disorders. Leon recognizes that his personal and career development have all been by the grace of God. Through significant failures and disappointments, he has learned that his highest calling is to simply know and love God.