Updated: Jul 5, 2018
Name: Katelyn Li
Year: Class of 2021
Q: Describe your research in a few words.
A: This summer, I'm conducting research in the Ressler Lab at Maclean Hospital. I’m looking at a gene associated with an increased risk of PTSD and suicide. I’m also doing some research on circular RNAs.
Q: Why did you apply to be in HSURV?
A: I just really wanted to get more research experience just because I haven’t been in a bio lab before, and I thought it’d be a great time to stay on campus over the summer and chill with friends.
Q: How has your summer been so far?
A: I’m loving this summer. It’s been awesome getting to know everyone in HSURV. I was a little skeptical of the social events at first, but they all turned out really great!
Q: What is something you have learned during the summer?
A: I learned that there are so many cool and smart people at Harvard doing some really cool projects.
Q: What has been your favorite memory so far?
A: Wow, there’s been so many. I really liked the coffeehouses just because everyone is so warm and nice, and it’s really cool seeing all the different talents.
Q: What do you want to accomplish this summer?
A: Staying in shape . . . it’s so hard to do that term time.
Q: What are your favorite HSURV hobbies and clubs?
A: Book Club.
Q: Where is one place you want to visit this summer?
A: White Mountains!
Q: Has your HSURV experienced matched your expectations?
A: No, because it way exceeded them. I didn’t realize that the community would be this close and awesome.
Questions Just for Funsies
Q: If you could turn into one animal, what would it be?
A: My spirit animal is a horse, but if I could turn into any animal, I would be an eagle because they’re so cool and regal.
Q: Coke or Pepsi? Pineapples on pizza?
A: Coke or Pepsi? They’re both bad. YAAS, pineapples on pizza!