Lisa Zhuang


Emory University
Department of Biochemistry
Office: Rollins Research Center
4150 Rollins Research Center
AtlantaGA 30322


Hi, my name is Lisa Zhuang, a student lab assistant for the Liang Laboratory. I hail from college town Columbia, MO, where I graduated with highest honors from Rock Bridge High School. Currently, I attend Emory College of Arts and Sciences (class of 2021,) where I plan to major in neuroscience.

In high school, I participated in a multitude of service projects independently and through community service clubs. I volunteered at the local food bank weekly for two years, an assisted living home for a year and a half, and helped set up and run the local Alzheimer’s Walk for four years. I worked as both vice president and treasurer for HOSA for four years, planning service projects including cancer research fundraisers and blood drives. I was also president of Environmental Coalition, where I enacted plans to make the school more sustainable. 

I took four years’ worth of laboratory classes in high school. Currently, I am taking Biol-141, Chem-150 and their respective labs. I have worked one year as a laboratory class teacher assistant, where I was tasked with inventory, preparing media, organizing equipment, dishwashing, etc. While I worked independently as a teacher assistant, I have worked extensively in teamwork settings. In high school, I participated as a staff writer for the school newspaper, was an intern at the local radio station, and worked with local college professors (for who English was a second language) to edit and publish textbooks.

Outside my interest for science, I enjoy writing, tennis, ultimate, music, and fishing. I played tennis competitively for seven years, and took violin lessons for ten years. I write frequently both journalistically and creatively, and have published my work through anthologies, contests, newspapers, and have aired a few pieces through radio.

During my time in the Liang Laboratory, I strive to add to the teamwork ethic and further the laboratory’s mission, all the while gaining hands on laboratory skills that will aid me through my journey to graduate with a degree in neuroscience. I am currently aiming for a career either in public health or medicine.