I have worked in Dr. Lohitash Karumbaiah’s lab since January 2014. Prior to beginning in this lab, I attended the weekly RBC lab meetings.
Scientific research leads to progress; progress leads to a better world; therefore, scientific research leads to a better world. As this syllogism suggests, scientific research is necessary to improve society. Without it, we would not know that the Earth is round, that the sun is the source of all life, that stem cells exist.
In 20-30 years, I would like to be working in politics trying to bridge the gap between research and progress and ethics and the public. In general, I think that there is a void of science-educated politicians in the United States, so I would like to help fill this void in later life.