Vir Patel

Vir Patel – MD Student

Vir hails from the lovely metropolis of Hopkinsville, Kentucky. He’s a third-year med student at Duke, aiming for a career in internal medicine. His favorite movie? Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. His go-to food? Chinese. And his favorite bird? The cardinal. You can catch him strolling through Duke Gardens when he’s supposed to be in the lab, checking out a new coffee spot, or by email. Vir is a big fan of ChatGPT, curious about how it can make education and research even more productive and personalized. He’s super into evolution and, with the Tata Lab, is trying to figure out why humans and mice can’t regenerate damaged tissue as efficiently as other more ancient species, such as zebrafish.