One of the Capstone requirements is an interview. For my interview, I definitely faced some challenges. One of the reasons that it was so challenging was because doctors are super busy. Since I found that out early, I knew that I had to reach out to a lot of people. So as a result, I emailed five people/ places. They were Gary Steinberg (Chair of Neurosurgery at Stanford University), Tom Han (stem cell orthopedic surgeon), Sloan Kettering (Hospital using stem cells), NYSCF (New York Stem Cell Foundation), and last but not least Mount Sinai (hospital and stem cell research lab). In the end, I got my interview with Dr. Wang, who heads the Mount Sinai stem cell research lab.
One of the reasons that I took my Mount Sinai interview was because Mount Sinai is one of the best hospitals in the world, and also I got to interview the head of the Wang stem cell lab (Dr. Wang). This was really helpful for me because I got to confirm all of my research on stem cells. On the down side scientist talked with fancy scientific words that I had not heard of prior to my interview. On the bright side again I learned a lot. I learned that people should spread awareness about stem cells. You should tell your Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents, and even Great Grandparents about stem cells and how one day or now it could help them live longer, fight diseases, and even cure strokes and major brain injuries. I can’t wait to start my next blog post!