University teaches students to study a topic and identify gaps in the body of existing research and determine areas in…More
Zachary Wach ’11
My experience as a Johns Hopkins researcher has been immeasurably rewarding. I have particularly appreciated the streamlined nature of entering a research group and building a mentor-student relationship, the independence and confidence I experienced applying my knowledge of materials science, and the warm, family-like nature of the lab groups. The research at Hopkins, particularly that available to me as an undergraduate in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, exceeded my expectations.
Zachary Wach worked in the lab of Dr. Hai-Quan Mao studying the guidance of human stem cell differentiation through topographical, material, chemical, and other physical micro- and nano-environmental cues. He received a PURA scholarship and a Senior Design Award for demonstrating the potential for provoking neuronal differentiation of human embryonic stem cell-derived neural crest stem cells via pulsed electrical field stimuli.