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We asked our faculty: Why did you become a health scientist?

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From art and medicine, to zoology and playing cricket - four faculty members at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC open up about the memories and moments that sparked their scientific curiosity and passion for health research.
So I really like the idea of going to work every day and potentially knowing something that no one else has known before. So defendant joy of discovery is maybe a bit cliche, but it's really what keeps me going. I guess I was a little nerdy kid, although I was intensely interested in nature and I used to love to draw trees, leaves and animals and such. Then if I got a little older, I got into sports. We have a sport called Cricket and New Zealand. And I became obsessed with trying to figure out how to make a cricket ball on edible. But I think the thought and practice that goes into drawing things or pitching a cricket ball. Dissimilar from the types of processes, discipline that's required and scientific advance. So basically I studied medicine in China. So I came to USA just try to continue to do some more medical research. And that's gotten me into the cancer. And cancer is a disease that is not curable almost over them. So I'm going to do more work on efforts to faculties disease. I initially when I was an undergraduate, wanted to be a veterinarian because I grew up on a small farm and I wanted to do large animal medicine. I volunteered at a zoo and I was able to actually work with monkeys in a research setting. And so I became really interested in this idea that early experience, meaning something that happened very briefly for the first couple months of your life can have lifelong impacts on Zookeeper.