Evan Yang (COL '17) highlighted in Penn News
NASA's long search for life on Mars came to a thrilling turning point with the recent discovery of liquid water on the planet. One undergraduate researcher at Penn aims to understand how microbial life could thrive in such extreme, even extraterrestrial environments.
Evan Yang, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania who is double majoring in biology and biochemistry, started his journey in microbiology the summer after his freshman year. Through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, which supports undergraduate involvement in faculty research, Yang began working in the lab of Mecky Pohlschröder, a professor in Penn’s Department of Biology.