Previous Institution: Tsinghua University
I'm Ming Sun, from Beijing, China. (You can also call me Stacey!) This summer, I graduated from Tsinghua University, with bachelor degree in Biological Sciences. During my undergraduate career, I learned in a few different labs. But the two-year's study in Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM) lab marked a milestone. I took FULL charge of two projects. My most recent project involved ribosome and three dimensional reconstructions. I employed biochemical and structural approaches to study the structure and function of YsxC protein in the biogenesis of ribosome subunits. Using Cryo-EM single particle reconstruction, we solved the three dimensional structure of the complex. I was also responsible for another project, which is concerning plasmid segregation and negative stained EM. These serious research engagements have prompted me to further explore the world of life science.
Now I am gravitating to the more adventurous life in Columbia University. I am fascinated by the multiple ways we could apply physics and computer sciences to the solution of problems in biology. I'd like to continue exploring the word of 3DEM and other image processing techniques. Also I am eager to learn more quantitative methods used in discovering life science. Outside of lab work, I love architecture, practicing sports, like billiards, ping-pang or basketball, and hanging out with friends. I enjoy the time with my friends. Looking forward to the new life in New York!