Research and STEM Activities
Analyzed whole-brain dopamine, GABA, and glutamate inputs to the ventral tegmental area to characterize the neural neward circuit at the National Istitute on Drug Abuse...Searched for sequential firing of D1 and D2 medium spiny neurons in the dorsal striatum using matlab at Johns Hopkids Protein Engineering and Biochemistry Laboratory...Proline scanning and mutagenesis analyzing the effect of mutating the arginine at residue 35 into a proline on a staphyloccal nuclease protein.
Prior to Caltech
President of Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society) President...Founder of Maryland Science Olympiad...President of Biology Olympiad Club... USA Biology Olympiad Semifinalist ...2017 Dulaney High School Science Department Award for Biology... Dulaney High School Math Department Award... Meritorious Service Award ...President's Award ...AP Scholar with Distinction... The Mu Alpha Theta Scholarship Recipient ...The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools Scholarship Fund Scholarship recipient ...The Russell P. Menta Science Scholarship Recipient...2014 Barnhart Invitational Junior Varsity Runner Up... 2016, 2015 Maryland State Junior Outdoor Championships... Girls Doubles Finalist ...2014 Junior Team Tennis Maryland State Champion ...2016 Girls Varsity Tennis Singles Baltimore County Finalist ...2016 Girls Varsity Tennis Doubles Baltimore County Champion... 2015 Girls Varsity Tennis Doubles Baltimore County Champion.
Daughter of Lei Zhu and Gewei Ye...plays the flute.