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Jasreet: A Sense of Belonging

With Washington University's close affiliation to the Siteman Cancer Center, DBBS students like Jasreet Hundal can see their research translate to the clinic. Learn more about Jasreet's story and discover what sets our Division apart.

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My name is Jasreet Hundal. I am from India. I was born and brought up in India. I'm here to study Human and Statistical Genetics. So I'm going to graduate school at WashU for that. So I did my undergrad in India. Then I came to the U.S. to do my masters. Then I got a job at WashU.

You know, the Genome Institute here is one of the largest in the country. And so I worked there for 4 and 1/2 years. And since it was very academic, so I decided to go back to school.

WashU has close affiliations with the Siteman Cancer Institute, which is really helpful because you could see your research translate to the clinic. And I might not be the doctor that they come and see, but, you know, I do have some role to play in the bigger picture of their personalized medicine. The research that happens at WashU, specifically the School of Medicine, is highly ranked. It's one of the top places academically to do your research.

WashU has been really great for me because when I moved here, I did not know many people. I actually met my husband at a WashU party that was organized by the Student Association here. I do feel like a sense of belonging to the city. And I feel like I've become a part of it. And the city has become a part of me.

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