Country: China (university in Australia), 2013
Mentor: Jin Chen
Hi! I am Emma Chen from China. I am currently a student of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne and I am completing my bachelor degree at the end of this year.
My interests in biomedical science are specifically Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, and I am really lucky to join Prof. Jin Chen’s lab in a project to establish new therapies for lung cancer by manipulating the Eph receptors, the largest family of receptor tyrosine kinase. It is not only a wonderful combination of my interests, but also an excellent way to consolidate my knowledge in theory as well as to learn laboratory techniques.
I am very excited about being a member of the VISRA 2012 (southern hemisphere summer) because we are offered unique opportunities to experience life as research students at a prestigious university and also to find out pathways for future studies or research in the United States. It is a great university with rich resources, extensive networking in academia and the industry, and vibrant people. We are very well taken care of by VISRA organizers and this program is definitely recommended.