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Xiaomin Chen, UNC '19


Xiaomin
Chen

Cohort 3

Hometown: Clayton, NC

Major: Biology and Asian Studies, with a minor in Public Policy

Research Interest: Alternative gene splicing



CSS has given me more leadership and communication skills that I can apply in my career.




GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL:

Tufts University School of Medicine (Masters of Biological Sciences)


WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS?

Getting a MD/PhD, hopefully in the Boston area.


WHAT DREW YOU TO THE CSS PROGRAM?

The rigor and expectations of the program, along with being surrounded by peers who are incredibly motivated and hardworking.


WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE CSS EXPERIENCE OR MEMORY?

My favorite CSS experience was the Cohort Classics, which CSS 3 won (by a landslide!).


HOW HAS CSS SHAPED YOUR CAREER GOALS?

CSS has given me more leadership and communication skills that I can apply in my career.


WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY RESEARCH INTEREST?

At UNC, I worked in the Giudice Lab in the UNC School of Medicine. I studied alternative splicing in muscle cell differentiation, particularly the Fxr1 gene.


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Timmy Global Health Student Travel Scholarship Recipient (2017 and 2018)