The path that Chien-Hung Chen, Ph.D., followed to figure out his career goals started while pursuing a master’s degree in life sciences at the National Tsing Hua University in his native Taiwan.
“My master’s degree adviser was a great role model who encouraged me to come to the United States for advanced scientific studies,” Chen says.
Did you know?
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has:
- 543 students
- 432 Ph.D.
- 30 in combined M.D./Ph.D. programs, others pursuing master’s degrees
- 580 faculty
- 367 from MD Anderson with active teaching appointments
Sarbassov opens lab to Kazakhstan trainees
Dos Sarbassov, Ph.D., was considering becoming an ichthyologist (fish farmer) when a teacher suggested he switch to scientific research.
Born and educated through college in Kazakhstan, he obtained his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and then took postgraduate training at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass. He joined MD Anderson in 2006.
“I was fortunate to have wonderful mentors … and am trying to pay that forward by helping students training in my lab,” Sarbassov notes. The assistant professor in MD Anderson’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology has served on several Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences student committees. He also trains visiting graduate students from Kazakhstan.