Franklin Iheanacho graduated from the University of Delaware with a BA in Biological Sciences. During his undergraduate education, he participated in several research projects in cancer biology and analytical chemistry. Franklin was one of the first cohorts to conduct research through a new competitive research fellowship funded by University of Delaware and Fox Chase Cancer Center where he investigated the role protein targeted chemotherapies in ciliation and tumor growth. During his time at the University of Delaware, he held numerous positions such as Diversity Enrichment leader in the Office of Admissions and Lead tutor of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory. After graduation, he earned an NIH PREP research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania where he conducted immunology research for a year and then earned the Harrington Value Institute Translational Research Fellowship from Christiana Care Health Systems, where he conducted public health research that addressed the social determinants of health. Franklin aims to pursue a career in medicine that is at the interface of public health and basic science.