We usually meet every 2 weeks on Wednesdays, at a coffee shop. Our discussions are mainly about my research goals, research timeline, the progress of research, issues in the lab, and job search. And further, we do have casual discussions about handling difficult situations in professional settings, personal trips, and

 adventures. And according to his invitation, I attended an STLE VA sect

ion meeting at Afton C



  1. How has the relationship impacted you as a mentee thus far?

Dr. Michael is a patient listener and always tried to provide good feedback. Though his background is not from organic/biochemical research areas as mine, he listened to my research progress and tried to provide general advice, and encouraging words. I could share my progress and struggle in research with him, it feels better and encouraging to share the experience with someone who is well-experienced and in a higher achieved position in the chemistry field.