Jenny Liu has been selected to receive the 2016 Harrison D. Stalker Award from the Department of Biology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
This award is named in honor of the late Harrison D. Stalker, a renowned evolutionary biologist and a world-class photographer. The award is given annually to a graduating biology major whose undergraduate career combines outstanding scientific scholarship with significant contributions in the arts and humanities.
Liu, a biology neuroscience major with minors in art and music, stands out with her multidisciplinary projects that combine her talents and interests in both biology and art. Examples of her versatile work can be found on her personal website.
After graduation, Liu plans to work with a startup team, Memento, at IDEA Labs to develop a digitized clinical screening cognitive assessment for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The goal is to improve cognitive screening efficiency and patient outcomes. Ultimately, Liu intends to apply for either medical school or graduate school.