Alumnus, Immunology Program, University of Michigan, 2007
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California - San Francisco
"I chose the University of Michigan for my graduate studies because I was interested in the research and the professors seemed to be genuinely interested and committed to student success.
"My relationship with my mentor was excellent. He always encouraged me and was present whenever I had questions, but I was allowed the freedom to develop my own research. My relationship with other graduate students at Michigan was one of friendship and collaboration. Everyone was always eager to help each other out and without the support network of the other grad students, I doubt I would have been as productive in grad school.
"Between conducting my own research project in my thesis lab, writing and defending the preliminary exam, and giving annual talks at the Immunology Journal Club, I learned essential skills for my current work as a postdoctoral research fellow.
"The University of Michigan is a top-of-the-line institution where grad students have the ability to engage in cutting-edge research and have the guidance and support necessary to become successful and productive scientists."