Eric Zhao is an Honours Physiology student pursuing a minor in Physics. He has expressed his enthusiasm for Physics through academic and outreach initiatives, and is active as Co-VP Academic in the UBC Physics Society. His current research is in computational genomics/ bioinformatics, but in September, he will commence an honours thesis at the UBC Brain Research Centre. Outside of school, he performs solo piano and chamber ensemble works, enjoys writing and literature, and volunteers in hospice/palliative care. He looks forward eagerly to the 2012 CUPC, for which he will exercise his interests in graphic design, crafting the conference publications.