GREENVILLE, S.C. (November 13, 2017) – Emily-Rose Zhou, a junior pre-med major at Bob Jones University, serves as an intern this semester with Pfizer Inc. located in Groton, Connecticut.
Zhou, a resident of Salem, Connecticut, is gaining hands-on experience working in the Global Molecular Pathology Laboratory of Pfizer’s Drug Safety Research & Development Department. Her responsibilities primarily focus on conducting DNA research using the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing tool, including setting up DNA sequencing processes, designing and cloning plasmids, and synthesizing RNA from DNA.
“This internship is providing me with amazing opportunities to hone my molecular biology techniques and give me a real taste of scientific research,” says Zhou. “I’m learning research is full of setbacks and surprises, but is ultimately very rewarding. As a pre-med major who isn’t usually exposed to the pharmaceutical side of healthcare, my knowledge and appreciation of the medicine-making industry have grown tremendously.”