Zachary Best '19

B.S. Microbiology, Political Science
Scholarship: 
Host Country: 
Switzerland

Thanks to the ThinkSwiss Scholarship, this summer [2019] I will be conducting immunology research at the University of Zurich (UZH). This will be my second time doing research in Switzerland; in the summer of 2018, I completed the Biology Undergraduate Summer School (BUSS) program at UZH. My experience from the BUSS program encouraged me to pursue further research opportunities in Switzerland as I had an incredible experience with that program. With the ThinkSwiss scholarship, I will be funded for a three-month stay in Dr. Wendy Wei-Lynn Wong’s lab, where I will attempt to identify novel mechanisms in necroptosis. During my stay, I hope to further my biology skillset, explore Swiss academics, culture, and nature. In addition, I see this as a valuable opportunity to study internationally, something I believe will benefit me as I seek to pursue a career in global health. As part of the scholarship, I will be blogging about my experiences.

Current Winner Dates: 
Monday, April 22, 2019 to Monday, June 1, 2020
Scholarship Year: 
2019
Include Front Rotation: 
Yes