PPTP was the ideal transition from undergraduate research to my next steps as a graduate student in developmental biology.
During the summer after graduation, I was able to continue collecting and analyzing bioinformatic data as part of my Capstone research. What is more, I got to learn a new technique, which allowed me to illuminate my primary research question from a more imaging-based angle. Working more independently and creatively, I felt that I caught a glimpse at what life as a graduate student will be like, which will surely help me transition more easily.
This work culminated in a poster presentation at the largest European meeting of neuroscientists in Berlin in July, where I represented both the Chaudhury Lab and NYUAD, and heard about ongoing projects from other labs from around the world.