Summer at BMC

Sun-soaked postcards from Bryn Mawr College

A Postcard From: Renee Jingling Li ’17

renee_jingling_licoding_2Name: Renee Jingling Li

Year: 2017

Major: Computer Science and Biology

What’s happening? We’d love to hear how your internship is going! #Summer Science Research# on Computer Science? What is it? Does it mean immersing in computer lab for all summer and consistently typing and coding? Definitely not! Though I did work around a bunch of computers, coding is only a very small part of this summer research. I am developing a website-based tool which help biological researchers find target SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) related to certain disease. Then I will use this website to study SNPs related to medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain tumor. Challenges and frustrations never stop, but solutions always come after hard work!

Why I applied for my internship: As a woman who is enthusiastic about Computer Science and Biology, I believe the two areas inspire each other. Therefore, I really value this unique opportunity to conduct interdisciplinary research in both of my fields of interest.


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