||I chose to pursue translational research after an engineering undergraduate degree because (to be honest) until last year I didn’t even know what translational research or translation of knowledge actually means. I had a general sense that sharing of knowledge is a really great idea but had hard time understanding why communication between different disciplines poses so many challenges. The truth is, I simply didn’t know what I didn’t know. However, I was certain that art of communication is something I personally want to master and practice. That is what brought me to TRP.
I believe in the power of collaboration between scientific and non-scientific fields and would like to explore the potential of integrating 3D printing technology and digital art in medicine. My goal is to acquire skills necessary to combine art, engineering, and medical sciences in order to address patients’ needs. With that, I hope to further apply those skills to the discovery of ways in which we can effectively share knowledge that drives medical innovation forward.