Evelyn Campbell
Graduate Student Trainee in the Laboratory of Cathryn Nagler
I chose the University of Chicago because of the numerous opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Here at UChicago, it is not uncommon for researchers to call on the expertise of scientists in vastly different fields. In my lab, we work with microbiologists, immunologists, engineers, and chemists to answer common research questions. Having colleagues with diverse scientific expertise allows me to learn about various other fields and techniques that I may be able to apply to my own research project.
Taryn Serman
Graduate Student Trainee in the laboratory of Michaela Gack
I chose the University of Chicago because it gave me the opportunity to work with experts in the field of host-virus interactions while living in a big city. My research involves post-translational modification of flaviviral proteins during infection, an under-studied but highly relevant mechanism for regulation and reorganization of virus and host intracellular networks. With the support of my advisor Michaela Gack, I have had the opportunity to structure my own project based on my previous interest in flavivirus replication.  The collaborative nature within and between labs has been a pleasant surprise.