Catherine Chan is a senior in the BA-MD program and Macaulay Honors College at Brooklyn College. She is majoring in biology with a minor in anthropology. Her overall GPA, after seven semesters, is an outstanding 3.918.
Chan completed her required 320 hours of summer clinical experience at New York Methodist Hospital, where she rotated through cardio-thoracic surgery, radiation oncology, pediatrics and emergency medicine. For her community service, Chan volunteered for two semesters at the Infant and Child Learning Center, affiliated with SUNY Downstate, where she worked with children, ages 1 to 5, who had developmental issues. The goal was to foster their growth in a day-care setting. Chan works with Professor Luis Quadri conducting research on Mycobacterium marinum, using this as a model system for the study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis. She also assists lab members in their projects and trains new members.