SungjunBeckUndergraduate Student, UCSD

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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I am an international student from South Korea majoring in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Flaviviruses, such as Dengue and Zika virus, have been important research subjects to me because I grew up in Singapore where Dengue fever is a serious endemic in Southeast Asia. Therefore, I am participating in research, which focuses on another flavivirus, Zika virus. As an undergraduate student volunteer, I participate in anti-Zika virus drug discovery and perform high throughput screening against Zika virus, under Dr. Jair Lage de Siqueira-Neto.