Megan Chung

Megan Chung

Prior to coming to Penn, I knew I wanted to become very involved in research but was initially intimidated due to lack of previous experience and by the sheer number of opportunities. I am extremely grateful to have served as a research assistant in the Lampson and Lee Labs during my first semester at Penn, and I currently study mitotic errors using optogenetics in the Lampson Lab. My work in the lab primarily involves wet-lab techniques such as cell culture, gene transfection, plasmid design and purification, and live imaging. This past summer, I had the opportunity to work on an independent project on the mechanical role of kinetochore fibers in anaphase chromatid segregation. Outside of research, I am involved in MEDLIFE Penn, Project Sunshine, Renewal College Fellowship, Puentes de Salud, and KDSAP.

I am incredibly grateful for all of my mentors and to be a part of the research community at Penn. Research has quickly become such an integral part of my Penn experience, and I would love to help other undergraduates get started in research and find projects they are passionate about. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions regarding research or if you would just like to chat! :)

  • Research Assistant, Michael Lampson Lab, Department of Biology, School of Arts and Sciences, Aug. 2020 - Present 
  • Clinical Research Assistant, David Lee Lab, Perelman School of Medicine, Aug. 2020 - Jan. 2021 
  • Robert J. Holtz Fund Recipient, Summer 2021 
  • CURF Fall Research Expo, 2021 

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