I knew I wanted to be a part of MMG the first day I arrived at UVM. Our department is so welcoming and helpful. The faculty will never hesitate to lend a helping hand and will work with you to accomplish all the goals you set forth for yourself. The advising and counseling provided in MMG is unmatched at UVM. The MMG majors provide a curriculum that allows you to dive directly into your interests and explore unique questions with hands on experiences. From the very first semesters exploratory caffeine resistance experiments to mammalian cell culture in some of the more advanced laboratories, MMG is a very participant friendly course load. You will be able to explore the many facets of the microscopic world within a challenging yet always interesting and interactive experience. I loved my experience with MMG and the faculty could not have been more helpful throughout my attendance at UVM. The small department filled with numerous amazing faculty provides one of the best areas of study at UVM.
Jia was born and raised in Zhejiang, China. He received his B.S. in Biotechnology from the Beijing Institute of Technology in 2004. Jia is currently doing research on Base Excision Repair in Dr. Susan Wallace's lab. Jia "likes Vermont very much: great environment and nice people".