A Postcard From: Chris Pathmanabhan ’20

Name: Chris Pathmanabhan
Class Year: 2020
Major: Undeclared
Hometown: Fremont, Calif.

Internship Placement: Bryn Mawr College Biology Department
Job Title: Research Student
Location: Bryn Mawr College

What’s happening at your internship?

I am working in Professor Tamara Davis’s lab on an individual project looking at epigenetic factors and their effects on imprinted genes.

Why did you apply for this internship?

I am interested in possibly pursuing a career in research after graduating.

What has been your favorite part of this internship?

Working with Professor Davis is great because although she is there to help in any way possible, she leaves us to work on our independent projects. This really allows us to think for ourselves as scientists and learn to problem solve.

Was this internship what you expected it to be?

Coming in to this internship, I had already been working with Professor Davis in her lab for a semester, so I had a general idea of what was expected of me. However, due to other commitments during the school year, progress was much slower then. I never expected to be progressing as fast as I am.