In the Green lab, I developed a methodology to improve the current resolution of ribosome profiling technique, allowing us to systematically define the in vivo ribosome conformational states genome-wide. With this high-resolution ribosome profiling approach, we are able to decipher how cellular stresses regulate translation elongation.
What does receiving this award mean to you personally and professionally? Do you have any connection with the particular award you received?
I feel honored to receive this award. I believe that the Paul Ehrlich award will continue to motivate its awardees to pursue a career in science.
What contributed to your project’s success? (Special skills, interests, opportunities, guidance, etc.)
I have been fortunate to have guidance from my mentor, Rachel Green
. Her passion for science is contagious! In addition, my colleagues in the Green lab are second to none. I couldn’t have done this without them.
What thoughts do you have about Young Investigators’ Day itself, as a celebration of the roles students and fellows play in research at Johns Hopkins?
I think Young Investigators’ Day embodies the idea that Hopkins recognizes its trainees’ hard work as cornerstones of scientific advances.
What has been your best/most memorable experience while at Johns Hopkins?
I have really enjoyed our departmental colloquiums. The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is a very friendly and collaborative environment.
Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I enjoy photography and astrophotography in my free time.