Meet one of our students
Jaime Ross, a NIH pre-Doctoral Fellow from the USA, is researching the aging process in the central nervous system. Jaime is part of the collaborative National Institutes of Health - Karolinska Institutet Graduate Partnerships Program, working with Professor Lars Olson at the Department of Neuroscience and Dr. Barry J. Hoffer from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.
"Learning from the feet of two mentors at two different institutions in two separate countries is indeed challenging; however, the rewards are countless and worth all the effort!
I was mainly attracted to the joint NIH-KI PhD program because it meant performing research at two internationally recognized institutions, and immediately beginning to work on my research project upon admission (rather than waiting the typical 2 years in the US programs). I was also impressed that PhD students from Karolinska Institutet have an average of 4-5 papers in their theses!
Stockholm is a very beautiful city and I cherish the friends I have made during my time here. I am very satisfied with my decision to be part of this joint program!"