Isabel Lopez-Oliva who is undertaking a PhD reports on her visit to Ohio State University.
“I had the pleasure to spend 3 weeks in June in Ohio State University in Dr Purnima Kumar’s lab where we carried a collaboration to study the subgingival microbiome in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontitis. Everyone was extremely welcoming and always happy To spend time showing and explaining me what they do. As a dentist doing a PhD in a wet lab, it was the first time I was in a dry lab with a team of expert bioinformaticians but I learnt a lot from them and felt greeted from the first day. I recommend the experience to any PhD student thinking of doing a collaboration abroad and look forward to go back to Columbus in November to finish the analysis. “