Max Jin
Max Jin Medical Student, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Duke University, 2014, B.S. Biomedical Engineering
Biography

“Under the guidance of Dr. Palmer and Dr. Dewhirst, I devised an apparatus to dynamically image in vivo the cancerous tissue environment using dorsal window chambers on mice without anesthesia. Throughout this project, I was able to take the initiative and collaborate with others to come up with new solutions. Various elements of being a Grand Challenge scholar including an interdisciplinary curriculum, an entrepreneurial component, a global perspective, and service learning have shown me how to better integrate my research into developing a tangible solution. This experience has given me a solid foundation in research and I have continued working with physicians and researchers from Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, and University of Michigan since graduation. As a medical school student, I will be continuously engaged in more clinical research.”