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NIH Reflective Essay

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At the NIH, I study an RNA binding protein, LARP4, and how it affects mRNA translation and stability. This research has broad implications for understanding cancer, more specifically tumor progression. While my undergraduate research was meaningful, working full-time at the NIH has elevated the amount of time and resources I have to fully commit to furthering research.The NIH provides a platform not only for me to add to the growing knowledge of health, but to collaborate with great minds in order to utilize this information for improving medical care. I feel that this is emblematic of OSU’s vision to improve patient lives through innovative research. I also believe that OSU’s mission for ever-improving patient care is reflected in my volunteering
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