Lee-Kai Sun wins Barry Goldwater Scholarship


Congratulations to Lee-Kai Sun for receiving a 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship! The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award for outstanding students pursuing careers in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Goldwater Scholars have been awarded 92 Rhodes Scholarships, 137 Marshall Awards, 159 Churchill Scholarships, 104 Hertz Fellowships, and numerous other distinguished awards like the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

“I feel incredibly honored to have been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship. I wish to devote my life to improving the lives of as many people as I can, and receiving the Goldwater makes me confident that I’m headed in the right direction,” said Sun. “I am immensely grateful towards Dr. Gabe Kwong and my graduate student mentor, Ian Miller. Their support and mentorship have allowed me to develop into the scientist I am today. In the future, I plan to explore novel strategies of immunomodulation for the treatment of refractory diseases, and pursue a M.D./Ph.D. in immunology or biomedical engineering.