Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program

  • David Muench

    David MuenchUndergraduate Institution: University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

    Following graduation, I had the opportunity to work at Children’s as a research assistant for a year, which gave me the chance to learn about the great opportunities offered here at Children’s. Not only do the clinical and research aspects of the medical center have a history of excellence, but they are continuously striving to excel and push the boundaries of the medical field, especially through collaboration and translational research. It’s easy to see that this goal is being accomplished as Cincinnati Children's has been consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the nation and is continuing to expand exponentially.

    The underlying tone of hard work and the goal to constantly improve is what makes Cincinnati Children's a great place to work and learn at. As a student, I get to learn from researchers at the top of a wide range of fields who are equally invested in educating me as much as advancing their own research. This mutually beneficial relationship is everywhere in the MDB program, which is full of kind and friendly staff and students. They make it easy to have fun while working hard! As a future graduate of the MDB program, I know that I’ll be well prepared for my career in medical research.

    As a native of the Cincinnati area, I make sure to slip out of the lab in order to enjoy the area’s great attractions. Whether I’m going for a run in a number of beautiful parks, cheering at a Reds’ or Bengals’ game, going to an outdoor concert, or simply having a great meal at the Banks or Levee, I am constantly reminded of what a great city I live in. It really is a unique area.