“Research at Rush is supported scientifically as well as financially.”
Why did you accept a job here?
Proteomics was an emerging field at the time I applied to Rush, and Rush
University had started just such a facility. I was interested in learning
new technologies and saw that this was a great opportunity to do so. I
find that people at Rush are very friendly and work together as a team
– it’s a spirit I see more here than in other institutions.
What do you do at Rush?
I work as a Lab Manager for the Proteomics and Biomarkers Core (RPBC)
Lab, and I am involved with ovarian cancer research as well. The RPBC
provides a range of services for the design, execution and analysis of
proteomics research, like identification of proteins and antigens, serum
profiling, as well as discovery of novel disease biomarkers. The Core
supports the research of junior and senior investigators and assists clinical/translational
researchers in conducting laboratory procedures. We are developing a serum
biomarker panel that predicts ovarian cancer risk and could potentially
be used for routine screening.
What do you think about the work environment?
I think the working environment at Rush is optimal. In the framework of
research, the cooperation between the scientists here is highly commendable.
I always feel like each researcher here is ready to help and guide you
in any way possible.
Tell us about a good day at work.
A great day is when I feel I have answers to questions, whether it’s science
related or regarding a technique. I feel so proud when we’ve overcome
a technical issue and have extracted good data from an experiment.
What does your future look like at Rush?
I am very optimistic about my future at Rush. Rush is always at the forefront
of new technologies. Assistance for research projects is available financially
as well as scientifically to the researchers. I see in my future great
opportunity for success and advancement at Rush.