Crossing the ocean: Cancer research on both sides of the Atlantic
When Sarah Nano decided to pursue a PhD and continue her studies in Bioengineering, she never expected to be not only traveling halfway across the United States to the University of Notre Dame to work with Professor Glen Niebur, but also across the Atlantic Ocean to the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI, Galway) to work with Professor Laoise McNamara. Sarah has been interested in Bioengineering for many years and was drawn to it due to its interdisciplinary nature.
"My biggest draw to bioengineering was that it’s interdisciplinary," she says. "I’ve always been someone who likes to have a hand in different types of things. [...] There are people who need to be experts but there are also people who need to tie things together and I feel like we don’t focus too much on connecting different disciplines and creating a bridge between them."
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