Molecular and Developmental Biology Graduate Program

  • Shenyue Qin

    Shenyue Qin.Undergraduate Institution:  Sichuan University, Sichuan, China

    Before coming to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center I was an undergraduate student in Sichuan University, China. During my undergraduate time, I fell in love with developmental biology, especially developmental neuroscience, after I joined a lab studying the development of forebrain interneurons. I was totally fascinated by doing research and decided to go to graduate school to study development biology.

    I began to know CCHMC from a paper, which left me great impression. After searching detailed information about it, I know that CCHMC is one of top children’s hospitals in the United States and its Molecular and Developmental Biology Program has outstanding faculties who published a lot of significant papers annually, and it undoubtedly demonstrate that this program is competitive among numerous graduate programs provided by large numbers of universities and institutes. In addition, I would have more opportunities to learn from top scientists from both MDB program and seminar series hosted by it, which could help me to broaden my eyesight. Thus it is truly an exciting thing for me to join in this program.

    I am now doing lab rotation in Dr. Kenneth Campbell’s lab. People both in this lab and other labs are friendly and warmhearted. Meanwhile, I am learning a lot of new skills as well as exercising my thinking ability through working with yeast two-hybrid system. This period of time is definitely memorable to me, making me more firmly believe that my future years in CCHMC will be interesting and promising.