Elaine Qian

Education Outreach

Hometown: Lakewood, CA
Alma Mater: Vanderbilt University
Department: Bioengineering
Advisor: Alex Spokoyny

#Bio and Interests Elaine is a bioengineer who has ventured outside of her own department and become engaged in research in the UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since she started her PhD program here in October 2014. She is developing exciting chemistry to conjugate various biological molecules such as sugars and peptides onto icosahedral boron clusters.

She loves hiking, kayaking, playing the piano, and collecting stuffed animals. She also loves sharing the excitement of science with everyone, and hopes to inspire future scientists and engineers among the younger populations through fun outreach activities.

#eGSA Mission Statement To inspire and foster an interest in higher education, especially in STEM fields, among middle school and high school students.

#Past eGSA Position(s)