ENT Today: How did you become interested in this topic?
Explore This IssueAugust 2012
I have spent two years of my residency in Dr. Deborah Watson’s laboratory at UC San Diego. Her lab focuses on developing clinically useful tissue-engineered human septal cartilage. When I was first looking for a lab to join in residency, I heard about this research and found it to be extremely interesting and promising. After speaking with Dr. Watson about her research, I became even more enthusiastic to join the lab. Having a role in research that will one day change the way cartilage defects are reconstructed is an extremely rewarding experience for me.
ENT Today: What advice do you have for others interested in submitting for next year’s poster competition?
The most important aspect when performing research is passion for the subject matter. If one has true enthusiasm for something, it will show in their work.