Xuyang Gu (Tony Gu): Outstanding International Student

For over 20 years, UMaine has honored an exceptional international student from each college. Candidates must have a superior academic record and have made meaningful contributions to his or her area of study.

Xuyang “Tony” Gu of Shanghai, China will receive a Bachelor of Science in biology. His interest in biology stems from an interest in advancing the understanding and treatment of conditions related to aging. His insatiable curiosity led him to enroll in courses that covered a wide array of sciences, and he excelled in them all.

Gu’s tendency to ask unexpected questions made an impression on his advisors, professors and speakers at the School of Biology and Ecology seminars he often attended. He expressed a deep appreciation for his professors and the work ethic of the UMaine employees who make life enjoyable for students.

After earning his degree, Gu will pursue a master’s in biochemistry at the University of Maine.