Vincent Hermoso, Ph.D. Cand. 2011
Graduate Student Teacher
“Take Vincent! He’s very funny, cute and sweet. You’ll never be bored in his class!” These enthusiastic comments come from one of Vincent Hermoso’s students at George Mason University. No wonder he was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Teacher Award as a teaching assistant in Biology.
Born in the Philippines, Vincent emigrated to the United States and enrolled at T.C. Williams as a sophomore. Described by several of his teachers as tenacious with a wonderful sense of humor, Vincent worked hard to improve his English through participation in plays and the Forensics Club. He was also a three-year member of Project Discovery, which encourages its members to strive for academic excellence and pursue a college degree. Vincent obviously took this message to heart.
In 2002, Vincent graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Following graduation, he completed a one-year fellowship at the National Institutes of Health working for the Nutritional Sciences Research Group at the National Cancer Institute. Returning to school, Vincent earned a master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Georgetown University. While pursuing his degree, he also worked as a research assistant at Georgetown’s Protein Information Resource.
Currently, Vincent is a Ph.D. candidate in Biosciences at George Mason. With this degree, he plans to pursue a career in teaching science. If student testimonials are any indication, he will be a great professor!
T.C. Williams, Class of 1998
B.S., Biology, Marymount University, 2002
M.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Georgetown University, 2005
Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical Biology, George Mason University