George Vaisey, PhD

Graduate Student

George Vaisey, PhD

Graduate Student

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George Vaisey, MBiochem

Dissertation

Ion permeation and calcium-dependent regulation of the bestrophin channel (2018)

Start Year

2013

End Year

2018

Education

MBiochem, University of Oxford

Science is endlessly challenging. Once something is figured out, it’s time to move on to the next thing. A PhD is a training that will play a large role in determining the type of scientist you become. Picking a lab that does rigorous science is key for your development, and Memorial Sloan Kettering is full of them. As an undergraduate in the UK, I read two high-profile papers by the PI in lab I am now a part of. The fact that this small, young lab had been able to produce such significant work had a big impact on me and attracted me to the Gerstner Sloan Kettering program. In my own work, I’m interested in individual proteins performing various functions. It’s most satisfying for me to understand how a process works in terms of protein function, particularly the 3-D structure of the proteins. Outside of the lab, I love good fiction, good art, and good food.

Fellowships

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship (2015-2017)

Palestin Fellowship (2014-2015)