Have you spoken with any current or past lab members? What did you learn? * In my previous lab, I learned how to work as a team. There were many projects I have done as a team. My lab mates and I had to discuss, learn, and teach each other. There was also full of excellent scientists who helped each other out. Senior scientists were willing to share lab protocols and demonstrate techniques to junior researchers or lab assistants. I learned how to share knowledge and ideas from them. I also focused on learning gel electrophoresis, PCRs, fluorescent microscopy, and Cell culture and counting from my mentor as technical skills. It was fungal research and fermentation lab. So, I had many chances to handle microbiology to molecular biology techniques and lab equipment.   Which projects in my lab interest you and why? * The topic” Project 1: How is normal development regulated by intracellular pH dynamics?” is interesting. When I worked in a food company, understanding and measuring pH precisely was essential because it makes food ingredients function optimally. I always wonder how pH works in the human body. So, it is attractive to study how pH works in cells with Drosophila tissue.    Explain why you would like to do research in the Grillo-Hill lab. * I always want to be a person who contributes to making a healthy society. That is one of the reasons I choose to study science.  There are still many unknown things. In other words, there are many things to be studied and founded. By learning and studying in the Grill-Hill lab, I feel it can be my step stone to achieve my future goal. Also, I had a chance to see the lab people photos on the website. I feel the Grillo-Hill lab is supportive and energetic, and I cannot stop thinking about being in your lab. It makes me excited! That is why I would like to research in the Grillo-Hill lab.

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