Diana Brauswetter (2011)
VU Mentor: Ron Emeson
I am a medical student in my 6th and final year at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. After completing my medical degree, I have decided to pursue a PhD in biomedical research. In Hungary, I have been investigating diabetes risk factors, focusing on the role of miRNA involvement in type II diabetes.
During these 8 weeks in the VISRA program I have been working in the Emeson Lab, studying miRNA editing during zebrafish development. The VISRA program has been a great opportunity for me to gain more experience in research, learn new methods, and to get acquainted with the American PhD system. I have had the opportunity to meet PhD students and postdocs who have given me great advice to help me plan for my future.