Jasmine Wu

Jasmine Wu

In my experience, research at Penn is a limitless and immensely rewarding opportunity. Learning about the research process and getting to take part in a lab has truly opened doors for me that I never knew even existed. Through my Penn career, I’ve been thankful to be part of two research jobs: one in neuroscience at CHOP and the other in the Surgical ICUs in the Penn Health System.

As a neuroscience major, I have gained so much through my research lab Penn due to the encouraging support of my mentors. Specifically, I’ve had experience studying mild Traumatic Brain Injury with the goal of learning about restoring normal function to inhibitory neurons in the hippocampus.

I have also been fortunate enough to do research at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. With the wonderful help of my PI, an anesthesiologist at Penn, I have done clinical research on Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care. For this research, my lab environment has been the Surgical and Trauma Surgical ICU, where I study the implementation of a standardized handoff protocol from the Operating Room to the Intensive Care Unit.

Finding the right lab can be understandably daunting, so please do not hesitate to reach out. I am incredibly grateful for the research opportunities at Penn, and I would love to talk about anything research-related!

  •       PURM Recipient Summer 2019
  •       College Alumni Society Research Grant Fall 2019
  •       College House Research Fellow 2020
  •       Grant for Faculty Mentoring Undergraduate Research 2020