Yesterday at BIO 2014, judges for the International BioGENEius Challenge — sponsored by the Biotechnology Institute — selected Emily Wang as the 2014 winner for her research in developing fluorescent proteins to improve the ability to visualize disease at the molecular level.
Quote from Wang:
“I’m really grateful to have had the opportunity to do research at the Stanford Department of Bioengineering,” she said Tuesday. “Professor Michael Lin allowed me to do research in his lab and my mentor was Dr. Jun Chu, a postdoctoral student. Both of them were incredibly supportive with their guidance and I couldn’t have done any of this without them.”