Baltimorean Makes it Onto Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

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Forbes’ annual “30 Under 30” list of the most impressive/accomplished/famous people under 30 exists not only to make us all feel like we haven’t done enough with our lives so far, but also to remind us of all the amazing people out there who haven’t been wasting their time. Like Johns Hopkins cancer researcher Isaac Kinde, 29, who made it onto the Forbes list along with other youthful luminaries like Justin Bieber, Usain Bolt, Wiz Khalifa, and Adele. (Baltimore’s on something of a roll: Scott Kidder, Gilman ’03, made the list last year   and this year, too.)

But while J-Bieb made the list for his world tour and album sales, Kinde’s attainments are a bit more noble (no disrespect to the Biebs, of course):  according to the magazine, he “is developing techniques to improve the accuracy of DNA sequencing technology and demonstrating that it might be used to detect cancers arising from the colon, pancreas, and ovaries in a simple, noninvasive manner.”

And according to his own bare-bones website, he also likes to drink Zeke’s coffee, ride his bike, and hang out at Brewer’s Art. Swoon! Want to watch him in action (ie, reading of a teleprompter, but still lookin’ good?) YouTube’s got you covered:

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