Katie Dong ('25) is a freshman currently planning to study Biology on the Neurobiology track. Initial interests in molecular biology as well as neurodevelopmental disabilities inspired her interest in neurodevelopment. Currently, she works in the Luo Lab at Stanford, researching trans-cellular protein transfer in neural circuit development in Drosophila melanogaster. After graduating from Stanford, Katie plans on obtaining a PhD and eventually conducting research full-time. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and watching anime.