Aaron Chow '24 grew up in San Francisco, California, and graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Biology in 2019. As an undergraduate, Aaron served as a physiological researcher in a life sciences laboratory, where he had the opportunity to study neurological and behavioral mechanisms in the model organism C. elegans. He ultimately presented his findings at the International C. elegans Conference and UCLA Research Showcase.
After graduating, Aaron worked as a litigation paralegal at Ropes & Gray LLP. During his time there, he participated in the patent application process for a novel pharmaceutical, and helped launch the firm’s Life Sciences Litigation Blog. He also had the opportunity to take part in the firm’s pro bono efforts, primarily by assisting San Francisco Chinatown tenants in housing disputes.
Aaron is currently a Desmarais Scholar, and is interested in intellectual property issues within the area of pharmaceutical development. He hopes to use his education to help address the growing need for novel medicines and technologies.