Robin Cheung chosen as 2023 Gonfaloniere for UW Commencement

Submitted by Diana Knight on

Congratulations to Robin Cheung for being chosen as a 2023 gonfaloniere for UW Commencement!

Each year the UW’s schools and colleges select students to lead their degree candidates during the Commencement procession. These students are called gonfalonieres, because they carry the school’s gonfalon, a banner that hangs down from a crosspiece and bears that school’s name and symbol. Following tradition borrowed from the Italian Renaissance, the gonfalonieres represent some of the UW’s most accomplished students.

Robin Cheung is a graduating senior studying biochemistry and political science. During his first couple of years, he worked in the research group of Professor Bo Zhang to develop bipolar electrochemical arrays to image highly dynamic redox processes and study neuronal activity. Currently, Robin works as an undergraduate researcher in the group of Dr. Ajai Dandekar (Medicine, Microbiology) to study clinical isolates of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa to understand the emergence and stabilization of bacterial social behavior in human infection. After graduation, Robin will be serving in the U.S. Congress as a health policy fellow.

Congratulations, Robin!