Zhuoran Li (2011)
VU Mentor: David Miller
My name is Zhuoran Li. I am from the People’s Republic of China and currently attending Boston College, pursuing Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. I am interested in getting a M.D. degree in the future.
This summer, I am doing research in developmental biology at David Miller’s lab, investigating the neural system of the nematode C. elegans, specifically how certain mutations influence the way neurons choose their synaptic partners.
Since coming to VISRA and Nashville, I have discovered a lot about the city of Nashville, a city full of culture, music, and the charm of the south. There are a lot of great places to check out around the area. For the next group of VISRA students, I would like to tell them that don’t regard the purpose of this program as purely doing research, but also as expanding your view about the U.S. and its educational opportunities and gaining valuable international experiences.