My name is Mason Domke, and I am currently a freshman at Emory University looking to possibly double major in Biology and Creative Writing. I am from a small town named Cosby in East Tennessee. In high school, I was Class Vice President during my freshman year and class president every following year. The biggest portion of my time, however, was spent volunteering through Key Club, a nationwide service organization that emphasizes student involvement in volunteering and a multitude of humanitarian endeavors. Outside of academics, I was my school’s track and field team captain.
My name is Zane Laughlin. I am from Forest, VA and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016 with a B. S. in Chemistry with a Specialization in Biochemistry. During my time at UVA, I also worked in the lab of Dr. Charles Grisham studying Dengue virus protease using NMR and modeling the phosphatidylinositol cycle from 2014-2016. Additionally, I worked as a Laboratory Assistant at Lewis and Clark Pharmaceuticals in Charlottesville, VA from 2015-2016. My research interests are mainly in Biochemistry.
Morayo K. Olateru-Olagbegi
My name is Morayo Olagbegi, and my family is originally from Gabon and Nigeria, but I have spent most of my life in Georgia. I am currently a senior in high school, attending the Gwinnett School of Math, Science, and Technology. Depending on where I decide to attend college, I plan on majoring in International Development Studies, International Relations, Public Health, Global Health, or Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.
Priyal Parikh is from Montgomery, New Jersey and is in her last semester at Emory College of Arts and Sciences. She is working towards a Bachelor of Science in Biology and has completed a minor in Economics. Priyal hopes to attend medical school, and currently has an interest in emergency medicine and neurology after serving as an Emergency Medical Technician for the last five years. In addition to working in the Liang Lab, Priyal is involved in multiple service organizations on