Yuan Zhi is a 5th year student conducting research in the lab of Dr. Frank Raushel. He is interested in understanding how a carbohydrate transportation and metabolism related pathway play a role in Salmonella colonization in the gut of cattle. He has received three InnoCentive Winning Solvers Awards totaling $11,500. In August Yuan will be attending the Novartis Quantitative Sciences Academia-to-Industry Hackathon in Boston. Additionally, he passed the Charted Financial Analyst (CFA) exam – Level I. Yuan plans to become an Analyst for Venture Capital focusing on biotech.