New Mexico, 2015
University: Johns Hopkins University
Peter N. Kalugin, Albuquerque, is a senior at Johns Hopkins University where he will receive a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.A. in Mathematics with a minor in Physics in May. A Goldwater Scholar, and elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, he has worked in basic science labs on cell signaling and immunobiology and completed a thesis on brain tumor biology. He has also worked on statistical analysis of medical data sets at the University of New Mexico. Peter plays the alto saxophone, speaks five languages, has taught English to new immigrant students, volunteered at orphanages in Mongolia and Nepal, and founded an organization to connect other university students with local NGOs abroad. He is passionate about pediatric oncology and research in cancer cell growth.