Yousuf Khan, from Potomac, Maryland, is pursuing a PhD in molecular and cellular physiology at Stanford School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in cell biology and genetics, and from the University of Cambridge with a master’s degree in pathology. Yousuf aspires to focus on biophysical phenomena (e.g. Ribosomal Frameshifting, AAA+ ATPase function) at the protein and RNA level using CryoEM, single molecule FRET, and other biophysical tools. He also aspires to focus on addressing scientific research and funding policy at the national level. At the University of Maryland, he was a research assistant and a teaching assistant for several classes, president of the Pakistani Student Association, and vice president of the school’s club tennis team. His work on frameshifting has been published in several journals including Molecular Cell and Nature’s Leukemia. He was named a Barry Goldwater Fellow, National Science Foundation Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute undergraduate Fellow, and a Winston Churchill Scholar.