Michael Chau is an undergraduate research assistant at the Laboratory of Addiction Genetics. He is a sophomore at Boston University studying human physiology with a minor in public health and interested in its intersection with sociology. He has been working at the lab since 2014 and is mainly involved in data curation for mouse behavioral analysis. He is also conducting comparative and historical research with Dr. Joseph Harris on healthcare and its connection with sociology, public policy, and global health. Michael is currently working towards his Bachelor’s degree and hopes to use his degree as a stepping-stone to eventually enter the medical field as a physician and as a sociological researcher.