Joshua Lepson '19 on working in Michael Rosbash's Lab Transcript

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Text on screen: Joshua Lepson '19 conducts research in the lab of 2017 Nobel Prize recipient Michael Rosbash.

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Undergraduate student Josh Lepson speaks in a classroom.

Lepson: It's rare that you find someone in life that loves their work as much as someone like Dr. Rosbash.

Regardless of the Nobel, he has been an incredible role model in terms of scientific thinking.

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Lepson: One of the things I love most about lab work is the culture of collaboration.

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Lepson: When you are within your own lab environment, you are running your ideas by graduate students, post-docs, senior researchers and your principal investigator. 

He supports all of his lab members in pursuing projects that are truly interesting to them.

As an undergraduate, you can definitely feel inadequate in comparison to people who have been researching for years.

If you are here, you have unprecedented access, you might as well take the risk and put yourself out there.

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Lepson: I hope to find a part of biology that I love and delve into similarly to Dr. Rosbash.

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