Class Of 2023
I’m originally from Nanjing, China, and later moved to Vancouver, Canada. I majored in Biophysics and Computer Science at Hopkins. I’ve been working in Dr. TJ Ha’s lab since freshman winter, focusing on engineering a photo-switchable DNA helicase. I’ve also worked on a few computational projects involving tumor deconvolution and mutation clustering.
It’s a close call, but my favorite biophysics class is either Dr. Barrick’s Biophysical Chemistry or Dr. Fleming’s Advanced Seminar in Membrane Protein. I learned a lot about thinking and communicating like a biophysicist from both. My favorite biophysics moment was when someone in the Biophysical Chemistry class created and distributed Anki flashcards containing 283 equations during the review period for the final oral quiz. The hours spent cramming those equations will be remembered with nostalgia.
Starting this fall, I will be pursuing a PhD in Bioengineering at Stanford University. In the future, I hope to explore applying ML/AI principles to biology, especially in the study of proteins. My long-term goals/dreams include running my own lab and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.