Raison d’être

Hello everyone! My name is Victor Tan. I am entering Rutgers this fall as a graduate student in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology. I am a pretty straightforward guy so I’ll just come out and say that I like science. I enjoy the mysteries of the natural world and I think that it is important to take that knowledge to better our society and our standards of living.

My first foray into science were episodes of Bill Nye and The Magic School Bus when I was a kid. I particularly enjoyed the time when they showed the inner works of the human body and how fascinating each cell in our immune system came together to protect the whole thing. Time went on and I pursued science in college as well as in research laboratories, and eventually here! I hope to become a better scientist while keeping sight of the intrigue that got me hooked in the first place.

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2 Responses to Raison d’être

  1. Tomas Kasza says:

    Hey Victor! Im glad your also interested in science. I remember those episodes of the magic school bus and Bill Nye as well. Hopefully you can keep your enthusiasm for the years to come.

  2. Kris White says:

    Hi Victor! I’m Kris, a Fellowship Advisor here at GradFund. There is a large gap in science communication. We need good scientists and engineers. But we also need enthusiastic people to communicate science to the public, both as an educational tool as well as a recruitment pitch. I sincerely hope you keep your enthusiasm high as you progress through your career, and I look forward to getting to know your research interests over the summer.

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