I am just starting my internship as a research assistant in the Hankenson laboratory. What drew me to this particular opportunity was that I wanted to continue doing research similar to what I have done last summer which was in orthopedic field. Also during my interview I was really drawn to the people and atmosphere in the lab. My mentor has a great attitude and is extremely motivated. The other people in the lab are also very friendly and helpful. This summer I have set a couple of goals for myself specific to the research we are doing. I want to work on my scientific writing and actually write a portion of a paper that is published, make figures for a paper that is published, and I would like to add new skills that I can use in the lab such as surgery and staining techniques. These goals I believe are achievable and will make me a much better scientist. I do foresee some challenges for this summer. One such challenge being understanding the sometimes intense scientific language that comes with this field. Similar to this challenge I foresee scientific paper writing being a hard skill to acquire taking a lot of practice to master. The lab skills will also be difficult to master but I greatly look forward to taking all of these things on and learning all that I can from this internship.
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