Evan Qiang

Evan Qiang

I was always interested in pursuing a research career even before coming to Penn, but I was also intimidated by what undergraduate research really entailed. After joining Dr. James Shorter’s lab in the spring of my freshman year, I learned how to combine my preexisting scientific knowledge with new lab techniques to further refine my research interests. My current project focuses on a human mitochondrial protein that shows promise in combating toxic protein aggregates, which are hallmarks of common neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Throughout my lab experience thus far, I have gained valuable wet lab skills that have deepened my understanding of the world of research. If you’re interested in the intersection of biology, chemistry, and physics or have any questions regarding research at Penn, please feel free to contact me!

Affinity group: Vagelos Molecular Life Sciences Scholar

  •        Dr. James Shorter Lab, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (Spring 2021-present)

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