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Mariko Kanai

Mariko is one of our LAB Jumpstart Facilitators who just joined our team! Here, she talks about her excitement about mentoring new students.

Mariko is a first-year postdoctoral scientist in The Rock Lab of Host-Pathogen Biology, where she studies tuberculosis. As a first-time LAB Jumpstart facilitator, here she expresses here excitement for being a mentor for high school students!

Where were you before Rockefeller?

“I did my undergraduate at Columbia College and graduate school at Columbia University.”

Share one thing about science that brings you joy.

“My data leading me in surprising research directions.”

Outside of your research and science, what do you do for fun?

“Trying new cafes/restaurants in the city, visiting museums, and going to concerts.”

What are you most looking forward to when mentoring students with RockEDU?

“Sharing my passion and excitement for science!”

What advice would you give to incoming students?

“Ask questions, be engaged, become friends with your classmates, and have fun!”

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