Age: 18San Diego, CA
Category: Science/Medical Biology
Project Title: Cell Membrane-Coated Nanodevice for Anti-Virulence Therapy Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I hope to be completing my MD-PhD, conducting interesting research and trading stories with patients
If you could have dinner with the five most interesting people in the world, living or dead, who would they be?
Richard Feynman, Franz Liszt, Sherwin B. Nuland, Anna Wintour, and Atul Gawande
What is your absolute dream job?
To run a research laboratory, maintain a clinical practice, write intriguing books and playing jazz in a nightclub
If you were a wrestler, what would your entrance song be?
'Cha Cha Slide' - Dj Casoer
Aside from necessities, what's one thing you could not go a day without?
A book to read
What lame superpower would you want?
The power to engineer anything!
What is one of your favorite quotes?
If you could be on any TV show, which one would it be?
Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D or The Big Bang Theory
What is your favorite food?
Chef Hung's Beef Noodle Soup
Say you're independently wealthy and don't have to work, what would you do with your time?
I would build libraries for rural communities and run an institute for discovery and synthesis of medical devices.
Which skill would you like to learn?
Knitting and lens replacement surgery.
What is your favorite tradition or holiday?
Every New Year's Day, my family and I go hiking in the mountain trails that lead down to San Diego's beautiful beaches. Afterwords, we gorge on burritos at a local Mexican restaurant before watching the ocean waves.
In the News
SAN DIEGO TEEN AWARDED $25,000 FOR RESEARCHING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA
Maggie Chen to be Named a 2018 Davidson Fellow
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Two CCA Chinese High School Students Win The Davidson Scholarship
(Translated from Chinese)
August 21, 2018
San Diego's premier public high school, Canyon Crest Academy (CCA), two Chinese students, Maggie Chen and Anne Liu, have been selected for their excellent papers and won the "Davidson Scholarship" in science and music. (Davidson Fellows Scholarship), only 20 students in the United States have this honor. Chen graduated from high school this year and will enter Harvard University in the fall. She is interested in biomedicine. When she was engaged in research in San Diego (UCSD), she was inspired by the antibiotic resistance problem and established medical nano equipment. Indirectly eliminate bacteria, restore the immune system function of patients through detoxification, and will not cause antibiotic resistance. Her research is not only used for bacterial infections, but also for detoxification, such as dialysis, to maintain the body's homeostasis and cure diseases such as kidney and liver failure.
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