Mohammed Faizaan Akhter is one of two Research Data Specialists for the ACCELERATE Patient Research Study at the University of Pennsylvania. He works closely with members of our team to support activities with ACCELERATE, a novel database registry for Castleman Disease patients. Faizaan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Drexel University and just completed a pre-medical post-baccalaureate program at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining our team, he was involved with a couple of research projects at the University of Pennsylvania as well as at Will’s Eye Hospital.