University: Princeton University
Richard J. Lu, Ballwin, is a senior at Princeton University, where he majors in Chemistry and minors in Global Health and Health Policy. He plans to become a physician and has strong interest in global health policy. He is collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to complete his senior thesis in Chemistry on nerve regeneration potential, and he is writing a second independent thesis on the barriers to efficient vaccine production and distribution in Africa. Richard conducted research on vaccine technology transfer at Biovac Institute in Cape Town, South Africa, and helped provide health care access to rural populations at Tropical Clinics in Kakamega, Kenya. He won the Global Health Scholar fellowship at Princeton, where he also serves in student government and as a Residential College Advisor for incoming students. Since 2011, he has worked as a research intern in radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.