My name is Yaqiong Chen. I got my
bachelor degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing. During my college year, I
spent most time with rats, studying the function of magnesium ion in mammalian learning
and memory. Later, I went to City of Hope National Medical Center in Los
Angeles, where I came into contact with the "bench to bedside" cancer
research. I studied neural stem cell and hematopoietic stem cell for glioma and
leukemia therapy. For me, neuroscience and cancer biology are the most two
thrilling fields. They are both developing so fast these years, but still
waiting for the critical breakthrough. I wish I'm lucky enough to make some
contribution in either one in the future.
Besides my interest in research, I'm
also a clumsy painter, museum wander, and big movie fan. Coming to recruiting
kids into science, movie is always a better persuader than science itself. I'm
not a little kid anymore, but the feeling of intense anticipation of the unknown
never disappears with age, whenever seeing a movie, or doing research.