Rethinking the Paradigm in Medical Research and Discovery.
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jun;16(6):891-893. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.11.001. Epub 2018 Dec 28.
Jobs R1, Fishman EK2, Horton K3, Johnson PT4.
My passion for science and medicine began in high school. I grew up near Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. I was a bookish kid, and not much has changed. My first work experience occurred at the age of 16 in a hereditary colorectal cancer laboratory at Stanford under a brilliant preceptor, Hanlee Ji, MD, a Hopkins medical school graduate who was studying Lynch syndrome and hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer with Jim Ford. Here I learned genomics, the method of sequencing, and much more as we spent countless hours discussing different diseases. My role was to run gels, polymerase chain reactions, and yeast experiments, and I worked there every summer through freshman year of college. Eventually, I sequenced a colorectal sample quasi-independently. Needless to say, the result was less than stellar, but I thought it was the coolest thing ever.
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