My name is Yuzhi Chen. I did my master thesis in nematology group. My topic was the association of surface localized receptor and its function of response to cell wall damage. I worked with Dr. Lozano Torres for six months, and I learned a lot from him.
At the beginning of my master thesis, I was so stressed because I never did such intensive lab work alone. After I enter the lab, everyone is willing to help the new people and give the best advice in their knowledge. This warming environment gives me the courage to perform the difficult experiments.
The other thing I enjoy in nematology is the coffee break interspersed with different events. Like someone brings cakes to celebrate their birthday. I also like one day when faculty dressed like Santa Claus. It felt like home.
I would say, in Nematology group, they not only offer you the knowledge, but they also teach you to enjoy life.