Zuzana Hudáčová

Zuzana Hudáčová

Age: 17
Location: I am from Slovakia; I studied in Dollar, Scotland, and I am currently studying at Stanford University in California.

I am a freshman at Stanford University with a tireless passion for biology and psychology, especially neuroscience and the field of brain organogenesis. 

Since the age of 14, I have been interning in laboratories, participating in research on the differentiation of stem cells into neural tissue, and developing a LAMP-based COVID-19 diagnostic test. I co-authored a paper published in Stem Cell Research and presented my project on in vitro neurogenesis at numerous science fairs, including the Big Bang Competition UK, where I won the prize to represent the UK at the London International Youth Science Forum. My primary pursuit in life is to understand the human brain as deeply as possible and simultaneously use this understanding to improve human lives.