Aspiring doctor is first Johns Hopkins student to earn Astronaut Scholarship

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Rising senior Alfred Chin is the first Johns Hopkins University student to receive the Astronaut Scholarship, an award founded by the first U.S. astronauts, collectively dubbed the Mercury Seven.

Chin, 21, is a neuroscience and biophysics double major. He works in a lab at JHU’s Department of Neuroscience, where his research focuses on the ways proteins communicate with one another, particularly those proteins related to neurodegenerative diseases and cancer biology.