Institute for Corean-American Studies

Christopher W. Chung

Christopher W. Chung, ICAS Intern and a member of the ICAS Youth Excellence Program, will begin this fall his medical student career at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Chris received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Pennsylvania in 2009, graduating summa cum laude with majors in Biochemistry and Biology. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honors society and was awarded the Roy and Marianthi Vagelos Scholarship by the chairman of the undergraduate Biochemistry Program at the University of Pennsylvania. As an undergraduate he participated in an immunological research with the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Chris conducted primary research in areas including HIV-1, Chikungunya virus, and DNA vaccines. His efforts have resulted in the co-authorship of six papers which have been published in various scientific journals. Chris also participated in diabetic research with the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania as well as proteomic research at the Wistar Cancer Institute. In addition to serving as a Pre-health Mentor through the Pre-Professional Access Programs at the University of Pennsylvania, he was actively involved in volunteer work at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Chris is an alumnus of the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

Chris was ICAS Volunteer in his high school days.

ICAS Web Site Links for Christopher W. Chung:

2009 Summer Symposium
Passage through My College Life: from ICAS Volunteer to Medical School

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