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Wang, Eric

Major: 
Bioengineering

What is the RISE area of interest during your first year and why?: 

Instruction: I enjoy teaching and explaining concepts from science and math. Teaching is also useful for me since explaining to others is a great way to retain my knowledge of the material.

What is the RISE area of interest during your second year and why?: 

Research: Research is fun and I devote many hours to it. Carrying out the research is the most enjoyable part, but writing proposals and manuscripts is also satisfying, especially when you have a finished product. In research, motivation comes naturally.

What are your involvements and or extracurricular activities?: 

I work in Dr. Jeffrey Klauda’s lab as an undergraduate researcher and as a UTF for the Keystone Center. I am a student leader for Catholic Terps and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

What is your cool engineering experience?: 

At NIH, I examined membrane leakiness caused by the hemagglutinin fusion peptide. Understanding this mechanism of action allows for the development of new treatments of influenza.