I found Taipei Medical University as an exciting place for neuroscience research and study because it has an outstanding and highly interactive PhD program in Neural Regenerative Medicine (NRM). NRM Program offers broad training in the Neurosciences, Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine. The curriculum spans the breadth of modern neuroscience, from molecular/cellular underpinnings to cognitive and clinical integration, and offers a rich training experience that brings students to the forefront of research in their particular area of interdisciplinary field. The program offers unique opportunities to work in a range of fields, from clinical, to the molecular and regenerative neuroscience. The NRM does its best to prepare students for upcoming challenges they will experience in the field through rigorous classes, writing exercises, and journal clubs.
NRM was the first program at which I interviewed for a PhD and I immediately noticed the fervent, friendly, and caring attitudes expressed among the faculty and students. Everyone is extremely knowledgeable and always going out of their way to help others improve. This is exactly the environment in which I want to prepare my future scientific career and maintain a healthy social life.
As a member of Dr. Kai-Yen Chen Lab, I'm developing and testing a novel stem cell and genetic therapy for Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Specifically, I'm testing the effects of combined therapy of Mesenchymal stem cells and a novel growth factor on the functional outcomes of TBI animal model.