Emeri Zhang

Emeri is a senior at Mission San Jose High School in California. Previously, she performed research in industry, studying yeast-two hybrid screening systems to test for physical protein-protein or protein-DNA interactions. Currently, she is working with Deborah Lee under Dr. Wei Gao to examine the cellular uptake, kinetics, and toxicity of nanocrystals loaded with the anticancer drug paclitaxel, commercially sold as Taxol®. She plans to continue research in her future college career and hopes to pursue a major in biochemistry and/or pharmaceutics.