After my second year of undergrad at UCI, I was able to study abroad and complete classes that would give me free some free time during my third year. After returning from studying abroad, I applied for research opportunities online and the preclinical imaging lab was one that I saw great interest in. It was not until I interviewed with Dr. Mukherjee that I was sure that this lab was one that had my complete interest. The passion Dr. Mukherjee had for each project, rubbed off on me and I began to start researching some of the articles we discussed that same night. After completing my first year researching, I signed up for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) as recommended by Dr. Mukherjee.