Jeremy Cortez

My undergraduate work and research was at a suburban state school in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Texas, 20 minutes from where I grew up.  I had a great research experience and mentor, and I continued to research in DFW post-graduation while also working in food quality control for a few years. However after living my life in a 30 mile radius, I wanted to try something different.  I longed for a graduate experience with more extensive research and individual encouragement.  Princeton MolBio professors are superstars who are engaged with passion and a true love for science.  The professors encourage creativity and development of new ideas from graduate students.  Research can be fast-paced, but at Princeton I notice no student is left lagging.  Although I deeply miss my family in TX, I am glad I also have a family of diverse mentors/friends at Princeton.  A family that encourages strong improvement and well-being.  Plus the campus is so beautiful! It’s not hard to find new ideas and inspiration by simply taking a relaxing stroll.

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