Lingxing Zheng  | IBSC

What made you decide to switch from a life science/science/technology background to an engineering degree?

I would love to see my research to have a more "direct" impact to human health and medical innovation. In addition, Purdue engineering is highly ranked internationally. Getting an engineering degree from Purdue is undoubtedly a rewarding experience.       

What has stood out as the most meaningful experience you had as a graduate student?

The IBSC program is a highly interdisciplinary program with faculties joining from Basic Medical Science to Electrical Engineering. I was able to collaborate with colleagues from very different research backgrounds and publish papers together. In addition, the IBSC program and the School of BME offer a number of invaluable career orientated graduate programs (e.g. regulatory affairs, entrepreneurship, quantitative analysis, etc.) which better prepared me for a successful career after graduation.

How did the IBSC program help you with your career?

As a graduate student in the IBSC program, I was offered the opportunities to participate in programs that would better prepare me for a position in the industry. Personally, I participated in the regulatory affairs graduate program and was inspired to pursue a career in regulatory affairs after graduation. With strong support from Prof. Andrew Brightman, I was able to obtain all paperwork needed to participate in a regulatory affairs internship with Bayer HealthCare. (I was an international student). I received an offer from Bayer after graduation in their global regulatory affairs department.

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