Janan Zhu

2013-2014 Co-Director

Janan Zhu is a sophomore at Duke University majoring in Biophysics and Mathematics with a minor in Chemistry. He was born and raised in New York City, and graduated from Stuyvesant High School. In high school, he discovered a passion for teaching science while designing and delivering lessons as a captain of the Science Olympiad team. In high school, he also got involved in biochemistry research, studying the chemistry underlying antibiotic resistance in tuberculosis at Brooklyn College, and the findings of that research were recently published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

At Duke, Janan first joined InnoWorks as Deputy Director in 2012 in hopes of providing science enrichment opportunities like the ones he participated in to the Triangle area. He is also involved with Duke Splash, another program that offers free classes taught by Duke volunteers to middle and high school students. He continues to be involved in scientific research on campus through the Duke iGEM team, which recently presented its accomplishments at the North America iGEM Jamboree at the University of Toronto.

In his free time, Janan enjoys basketball, swimming, and learning new things, ranging from computer programming to trying to cook.


InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards