Jessica Liu named 2020 Alpha-Helix Scholar

Jessica Liu
Undergraduate student Jessica Liu.

Jessica Liu, a senior Biochemistry major pursuing a pre-med track, has been chosen as the 2020 Alpha-Helix Scholar.

The Alpha-Helix Scholarship is awarded to one undergraduate student from within the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison, and is made possible by the Perry and Carolyn Frey Life Sciences Scholarship Fund.

Liu is a student in the lab of Professor Mike Cox, where she researches the molecular basis of ionizing radiation resistance in E. coli, research which may lead to the creation of new therapies, such as probiotic supplements for patients undergoing radiotherapeutic treatment, and the removal of radioactive compounds in a given environment.