Alumnus, Immunology Program, University of Michigan, 2007
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Internal Medicine, University of Michigan
"The multidisciplinary and extracurricular opportunities that the University of Michigan offers are its biggest assets. Whether you are interacting with world-renowned scientists during a seminar series, attending a lecture by a Nobel laureate, or rooting on one of the many Wolverine college sports teams, all of these experiences make this much more than just an academic institution.
"I was very fortunate because I had a mentor who was very supportive not only of my research but also of life in general. She was helpful not just in teaching me how to do experiments, but in how to write up my work, how to develop effective presentations and how to accurately articulate my thoughts. I feel like I’m both a better scientist and a better person having studied under her.
"Michigan is a large research institution and there are many facilities, cores and departments that can assist in pretty much any research endeavor imaginable. All of the interactions I had with the faculty and staff have been very positive, and everyone was also very willing to help and collaborate on multidisciplinary research projects. It's a great place to do a graduate degree."