Christopher B. Driscoll

  • Adviser: Undecided (first-year student)
  • Areas of emphasis: Oncolysis and gene therapy
  • Research area: Undecided

Why did you choose Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' Virology and Gene Therapy track?

I have been around Mayo Clinic nearly all of my life, growing up in the area and working as a technologist here. What attracted me to Mayo for graduate school was my experience working within Mayo's collaborative environment. Mayo does a great job bringing together people from different disciplines, and people who have different job titles, to work together and support each other.

The Virology and Gene Therapy track of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences' Ph.D. Program was especially attractive to me due to its collaborative research space design and the knowledge and publication record of the faculty. The track also has a good mix of basic virology research, translational research and ongoing clinical trials that I felt would be a perfect fit for me.

Because Mayo is a world-renowned hospital that treats a high number of patients with various diseases, it provides ease of access to patient samples to use for research, which was also very attractive to me.

Posters

  • Poster presented at Institute of Molecular Virology Symposium; 2014; Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Poster presented at Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Symposium; 2015; Rochester, Minn.

Presentations

  • Presentation at Institute of Molecular Virology Symposium; 2015; Minneapolis, Minn.

Publications

Nov. 17, 2015