One of our amazing undergraduate RAs, Charles Vatanatham, will be attending medical school this fall! He had several offers, and he has chosen to study at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. We’re incredibly proud of him and will be so sad to see him leave, but we know he’ll go on to do great things.
Here’s what he had to say: “These past few years at UCLA have been both exhilarating and stressful, but I would not go about it any other way. I believe my success stems from the combination of personal drive as well as a supportive environment. Thus, I can say, with certainty, that joining the DiSH Lab was a great decision. Janet, Alyssa, my graduate student mentors (Laura and Lauren), and other lab members have helped me grow tremendously in the past year and a half. I couldn’t imagine getting to where I am now without the fantastic community that makes this lab. In the future, I hope to continue to move towards even greater things and utilize the tools gained as a lab member in the DiSH Lab.”
Congratulations again, Charles!!