Derek Pan

Undergraduate Student - Senior

Major: Molecular and Cell Biology

Minor: Psychological Sciences


2019 Harry S. Truman Scholarship Finalist

2019 Donald L. McCullough Leadership Award Finalist

2019 Cohen Leadership Scholarship for Enhancing Community

2019 IBACS Undergraduate Research Award

2019 OUR Supply Grant Award

2017 Health Research Program Scholar

Honors Scholar

Eagle Scout

Derek is a Senior majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology, and his work in the Conover Laboratory focuses on examining the effects of Neuraminidase, a virulence factor of the Influenza virus, on stem cell dynamics and the onset of Post-infectious Hydrocephalus (PIH) in early brain development. Outside of lab, he advocates for quality of life issues on campus in the Undergraduate Student Government as the Student Services Committee Chairperson, is a member of UConn Muay Thai Kickboxing, and works out a lot in the new Rec Center! A fun fact about Derek is that he is from Cupertino, CA, the headquarters of Apple, Inc.

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