Derek Yan: Vice President of Events

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Name: Derek Yan

Major: Biochemistry- Health Science Scholars

Year: Sophomore

Position: Vice President of Events

Duties: Work closely with the President to plan out the logistics for big events hosted by SURGe, such as TIDES and SURF.

Research Experience:

  • FRI: Sarah Simmons Cell Signaling (Spring 2016)
  • McGovern Medical School Summer Undergraduate Research Program (Summer 2016)
  • Currently in the Suggs Lab (UT Biomedical Engineering)- designing transfection agents for macrophages that infiltrate muscle tissues to reduce inflammation upon ischemic injury.

SURGe Past: Joined Fall 2015, VP of events since Spring 2016

About Me: I love to keep myself busy! If I’m not studying, chances are you could find me swimming, running, enjoying a game of pool, or playing the violin. There’s not a dull moment here in Austin- and so feel free to stop me anytime for a chat if you see me!
My post-grad plans are to attend medical school, but research has been such a large part of my undergraduate career. It opens doors for new possibilities in medicine, and challenges me more than any of my classes.


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