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Michael Chen

Colorado, 2018

Michael Chen
  • Current Place of Residence: Boulder, Colorado

  • University: Stanford University

  • Current/Recent Course: BS Chemistry

A Colorado native, Michael Zhu Chen is graduating from Stanford University with a B.S. in Chemistry and minors in Biology and Computer Science. Michael hopes to improve diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders as a physician-scientist. A Goldwater Scholar, Michael conducted neuroscience research and is a first author of a Science paper and co-author of other publications. He co-founded Synapse, a student-run support group for brain injury patients and has helped establish more than six chapters in colleges across the country. Michael tutors low-income middle school students from East Palo Alto through DreamCatchers. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming with the Stanford Club Swim team and performing Filipino dance with Stanford Kayumanggi.