Exploring extracellular vesicle diagnostics and therapeutics
Zezhou (Zach) Zhao, MS studied Molecular and Cellular Biology and obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the Johns Hopkins University. Zach was an Undergraduate Research Assistant, a Master’s student, and then a full-time Research Technician in the lab. His undergraduate project aimed to characterize extracellular vesicles and miRNAs of primate cervicovaginal lavage during the menstrual cycle and simian immunodeficiency virus infection. He also worked on CRISPR genetic screenings of factors that are crucial in sensing EVs and maintaining HIV latency using the iCRISPR platform. Zach is now in a joint Harvard/MIT MD/PhD program.