Congratulations to Kai Zhang on receiving 1st place for the Outstanding Elevator Speech presentation at the recent TODD Symposium, as well as his contributions to UK’s new Center for Student Philanthropy. Kai is the current president of the department’s student organization, NSPS. He also works as a graduate student senator at-large with the University of Kentucky SGA and serves as a GSC board member. Kai is currently a fourth year graduate student in the lab of Dr. Jia Luo. His research deals with ethanol neurotoxicity. Kai is working to identify potential anti-inflammatory-based strategies for the prevention or treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.