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Yaqiong Chen
Graduate Student

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.

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