John Lu

Duke University

John Lu, from Whippany, New Jersey, will graduate from Duke University with majors in chemistry and mathematics and a minor in biology. He is particularly interested in a class of infections known as neglected tropical diseases, which trap over 1 billion people in a cycle of poverty. John has taught a course on, studied the interventions against, and researched the biochemical bases of several infectious diseases. In the UK, John plans to study health policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and research the structural basis of viral fusion at the University of Cambridge.