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A lesson on the (slow) pace of medical research

Like Jeffrey Yu, high-schooler Ariel Lowrey has spent her summer doing research in a Stanford lab. Her biggest lesson while working here? As she shares on the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine blog:

One thing that I found surprising about working in the lab was the amount of time I spent waiting. There was always a PCR machine or for a gel to finish running. For some reason I expected to be working nonstop from 9‐5 every day and it was actually very nice to find that in reality things don't work that way. There were some days when I was working constantly and stayed a bit later than I expected and there were days when I only had a few things to do...

Previously: The “transformative experience” of working in a Stanford stem-cell lab, Image of the Week: CIRM intern Brian Woo’s summer project, Image of the Week: CIRM intern Christina Bui’s summer project, A look at one high-school student’s summer internship experience at Stanford and I know what you did this summer: High-school interns share their experiences at Stanford

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