Why did you apply to this program at Johns Hopkins University?
I was dedicated to animal viruses research in my home university. Phage Hunter Project offered me a great opportunity to expand my research area and knew more about virology. Also, Johns Hopkins University is a world-class university that attracts many many biological students and researchers. This program was a good way for me to know more about Johns Hopkins, its culture as well as its graduate programs. Thirdly, I hoped to study abroad and experience foreign culture, for it can inspire me and help to see the world better.
What is the most memorable moment of your study abroad experience?
There are many memorable moments. I can still remember the time when we (my two Korean friends and me) cooked food in the department. I can also remember every time we discussed with professor to figure out what happened in our plates. Besides, I can still remember the enjoyable time traveling around in United States.
How does this experience contribute to your goals for the future?
The complicated and manifold experimental procedures helped cultivate my professional qualities such as patience, prudence and precision. Also, this program further enhanced my interest in biology and made me more and more certain that I hope to conduct scientific research and pursue a scientific career.