Ivan is a second-year undergraduate at Stanford. As a biology major, his academic interests include neurodegenerative disease study, mitochondrial dynamics, and biosecurity. Ivan is currently working with the Palmer group on a biosecurity project as part of his work with the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative. He has previously worked with the Xinnan Wang lab through a fellowship program offered by Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute. Outside of his life science work, Ivan is interested in studying East Asian languages and cultures, and is also a member of the Stanford Archery team.