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Michelle Zhang


Michelle Zhang, BE'16, is the recipient of a Morley Student Research Grant that allowed her to work in the BEE Luo Lab on stabilizing chloroplasts in clay and DNA hydrogels for developing NADPH biofuel cells.  She is the Wetlab Leader and was a competition presenter for the Cornel iGEM Team (International Genetic Engineering Machines).  The groups current project is "Tackling Bacterial Cold Water Disease with Entericidin B" which won Best Environmental Project, Best Applied Design, and Best Supporting Entrepreneurship in teh 2015 competition. She was a teaching assistant for the Biochemistry Study Center and BEE 3500 Biological and Bioenvironmental Transport Processes and an undergraduate mentor with the Youth Outreach Undergraduate Reshaping Success project.  Michelle is also graduating with a Business Minor for Engineers. She will be pursuing an MD/PhD at University of Miami.  [BE, minor-business, CALS]