Stem cell scientists around the world face different challenges based on their geographic locations. These challenges might include low salaries, tough living conditions, lack of the proper research equipment, political issues, etc. We thought it would be interesting and helpful to other developing stem cell scientists to interview researchers in this field around the world. We will be asking them about the challenges they face and ways they have overcome them, and also to discuss the goals they are striving towards.
In our first post of this series, we interview 36-year-old Yosif Ganat, PhD, a post-doctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who has lived in New York City for the last 10 years.
StemCultures: Where and when did you obtain your degrees?
Yosif: Undergraduate Cornell (1999), Postbaccalaureate program at Yale (2004), Weill Cornell Graduate (PhD) (2010).
StemCultures: What attracted you to the field of stem cell science?
Yosif: I was a pre-med student throughout my undergraduate studies at Cornell; however, before I applied to graduate school, I had the opportunity to do some work in a neuroscience lab and really enjoyed it. My experience in the neuroscience laboratory made me realize how rich and interesting the brain is. That led me to do more research on the field of stem cell science, specifically regeneration through stem cells, and pursue it in my graduate studies. [Read more…]