The summer has flown by! It seems like it was just yesterday that I started working in the lab. If I had to give advice to myself before I started the lab, I would tell myself to write down everything because there is so much to learn! To anyone planning on starting to research- keep asking questions! There is a lot that you won’t know in the beginning and there is a lot that even more experienced scientists don’t know. I love how there is so much mystery involved in science.
This internship has encouraged me to continue researching in the future. I plan on attending medical school, but now I want to be more involved in research as well. I don’t think that I want to have a career solely focused on research, but several of the skills that I have learned through working in this lab will be useful in many other scenarios. I’ve learned how to managed my time properly. I’ve learned a lot about cell biology that I can connect back to what I learned in class. Most importantly, I’ve learned how to be a critical thinker and how to be flexible if something doesn’t go my way. I will take my new knowledge with me as I move on to the next chapter of my life.