Moshe Willner

Moshe Willner hails from Los Angeles, CA, where he graduated as valedictorian from YULA (Yeshiva University of Los Angeles) Boys High School. After two years of studying in Israel at Yeshivat Shaalvim, Moshe intends to study Biomedical Engineering with an eye to include pre-med. At Columbia Engineering, he looks forward to gaining immensely from the Egleston Scholar Program, which allows him the opportunity to synthesize practice and research in his future medical career. 

Moshe Willner

A few summers ago, Moshe conducted research at the University of Southern California in optical communications, a field that supports the Internet and global communications. Moshe explored the efficient switching of data between high-capacity data channels, a technique that could potentially enhance efficiency in a future optical network. Based on this research, he was able to author a peer-reviewed journal article and present the findings at an international conference. For this research, Moshe became an Intel Science Talent Search 2014 Semi-Finalist and a 2015 Davidson Fellow. This past summer, Moshe conducted research in an immuno-oncology lab at the City of Hope as part of the Roberts' Summer School Academy, studying a specific type of immunotherapy to battle breast cancer.

When Moshe decides to peek out of the lab, he loves to read up on philosophy and psychology, in addition to exploring Judaic studies. He enjoys traveling, music, and his mother's cooking, and is a closeted fan of animated kids’ movies. Moshe loves to play basketball and to strum the guitar while proudly displaying his paltry vocals. The best part, he says, is sharing it all with his family and friends.