What are you up to lately?
I am pursuing a five-year doctoral program that includes a master’s degree in immunology at Harvard University. My research area is the HIV virus, because it fascinates me how the virus finds ways to bypass our immune system. I want to help contain it and outsmart it. Research on the virus is both exciting and important.
What unique skills and experiences did you get at Jacobs?
Early access to the laboratory courses and the involvement in the professors’ research right from the first semester, a ton of specialist knowledge, to have made friends from all over the world, and to have spent three years learning, laughing and occasionally arguing with people from all over the world. Jacobs also taught me to make something of myself because on campus, if one wants something and draws attention to it, then they can get a lot of support.