Richard Zhu

Richard Zhu

Richard Zhu is a rising junior at the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ. He is fascinated by all fields of biology, but is especially interested in neuroscience. He can often be found dissecting wildflowers or poring over neurosurgery videos. He was a National Bronze Medalist in the 2020 USA Biology Olympiad and is currently conducting bioinformatics research on horizontal gene transfer. When not immersed in science, he loves to swim and write poetry. His works (many of which are centered around neuroscience metaphors) have been recognized nationally in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and published in Polyphony Lit, the Bitter Fruit Review, and others.


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The Gut in Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis

The Gut in Parkinson’s Disease Pathogenesis


Abstract Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a prevalent neurodegenerative disease affecting millions globally [1]. Patients with the condition experience neuronal death in the central nervous system and can have both motor and non-motor symptoms. The gut microbiome and intestinal conditions have been shown to be linked to PD through the gut-brain...