Garry Zhang ’24 recognized in BioGENEius Challenge Awards

Garry Zhang ’24 earned third place in the Southern California Biomedical Council’s 2024 BioGENEius Challenge Awards for his research into the “Total Synthesis of Crotocascarin K,” an anti-HIV drug. 

After reviewing similar works from students across Southern California, the biomedical council selected Garry’s project as a finalist. A panel then interviewed Garry, after which it decided the work was worthy of a BioGENEius award. Garry will present at the Biomedical Council’s annual entrepreneur conference in the fall. 

On Wednesday, May 22, during flex time, Garry gave a presentation in Bonnie Johnson Hall highlighting his research into Crotocascarin K. He collaborated with Pomona College professor Daniel J. O’Leary while researching the drug. 

Garry plans to study organic chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (CalTech).

May 24, 2024

16:44 PM PDT