Christine Kong

Christine Kong

Coming from a high school in which research was heavily emphasized, I was lucky enough to know that I wanted to continue research at Penn and wanted to take advantage of all the resources that CURF and Penn offer. After reaching out to several PIs, I found myself in the Ganetzky Lab, part of the Mitochondrial Medicine department at CHOP. As a lab we are interested in inherited mitochondrial respiratory chain disease, with a goal of applying biochemical approaches to improve diagnostic modalities for mitochondrial disease. I love the hands-on and applicable nature of my research—I work on mutated cells that my PI collects from her patients! If you are ever feeling overwhelmed over what kind of research to pursue or on how to contact PIs, or even if you just want to chat about my research, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant to Dr. Rebecca Ganetzky in Mitochondrial Medicine (Division of Human Genetics) at CHOP (2021)
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Garcia Center for Materials Science Research at Stony Brook University (2020) 
  • Poster presentation at the American Chemical Society Spring National Conference (2020) and at the International Energy and Sustainability Conference (2020)

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