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Nov. 9, 2023

Biomedical Engineering Society's Dorothy Zhao named Marshall & Rhodes scholar finalist

Dorothy Zhao, founder and president of Michigan State University's Biomedical Engineering SocietyBiomedical Engineering Society's Dorothy Zhao named Marshall & Rhodes scholar finalist

Nov. 9, 2023

Dorothy Zhao, founder and president of Michigan State University's Biomedical Engineering Society, has been named a national finalist for the prestigious Marshall and Rhodes scholarships. 

Organizers will announce the results of these scholarship competitions in the coming weeks. Zhao is an Honors College senior who completed three Bachelor of Science degrees in three years. She is also a research assistant in three different research laboratories. 

At the University of Oxford, Zhao is research assistant on a project that focuses on neuropsychiatric side effects following deep brain stimulation implantation in Parkinson’s patients as a continuation of her summer research internship.

Zhao is also research assistant for Professor Erin Purcell in the Regenerative Electrode Interface Laboratory at MSU on a project that examines the structural and functional plasticity at the neural electrode interface.

She gives back to her community in numerous ways and currently serves as an activity leader at Haven House, an East Lansing homeless shelter. For more information about Zhao, check out the story posted on the College of Natural Science's website. 

The Marshall Scholarship provides support to approximately 50 of the most outstanding undergraduates in the country to study at any university in the United Kingdom.

The Rhodes Scholarship is the oldest international scholarship program, enabling approximately 100 outstanding young people from around the world to study at the University of Oxford. The American Rhodes Scholarship awards 32 scholarships.