My Research Stay in Seattle

Franziska at Kerry Park with Seattle city skyline in the background

by Franziska Schuster

The research stay abroad, which is part of the GRK1957’s curriculum, gave me the opportunity to go to Seattle and work in the lab of Dr. William Banks. He is one of the leading experts in blood-brain barrier (BBB) research worldwide. The major focus of the Banks laboratory is how brain and body communicate with one another through the transfer of molecules across the BBB. Everybody here is very kind and I’m lucky to be in a lab that is highly established and well equipped, providing knowledge, experience and many things to learn.

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