A semester at the University of Cincinnati

By Timofey Sovershaev, PhD student at TRECTima

My name is Timofey Sovershaev. I am a PhD student at TREC working on the project: Bone Morphogenetic Proteins: Novel Mediators of Atherothrombosis. Recently, I returned from a research visit at the University of Cincinnati, OH, USA, where I was working with our collaborators from the Division of Hematology/Oncology.

The research visit was part of my project and I am really glad for the opportunity to work under the supervision of Prof. Vladimir Bogdanov. This was, and is, a fruitful collaboration. Working in a completely different environment is always stressful, but it turned out to be a very positive experience. By staying in a different lab I got the chance to see my project in a whole new perspective. I learned a lot of new techniques and methods that will not only be useful in my own lab work but also in other ongoing projects in the TREC lab. The eight months I worked there allowed me to finish my first paper as well as to get data and ideas for future projects. My coworkers at the Division of Hematology/Oncology were all really nice, smart and helpful, and I enjoyed working with them. We were working in an open-plan workspace which made communication easy and natural.


Cincinnati_TimaI was lucky to spend several major holidays in the US. The Independence Day parade was quite an experience and the evening of 4th of July was marked with traditional barbeque and spectacular fireworks. On Thanksgiving I was invited to a traditional dinner with turkey and mashed potatoes. Unfortunately, I did not get an opportunity to see other cities, but I hope that this is not my last visit to the US and that I will have a chance to see more of this wonderful country soon.

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