Hi, my name is Xi Wu and I am from Wuhu, China. I earned my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Southern Arkansas University.
I have always wanted to have a career in academia so I decide to pursue a Ph.D. degree. Choosing a graduate school is quite challenging for both the student and the department, considering it is a long term commitment. After interviewing with several colleges, I decided to join the Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University for several reasons. I liked the atmosphere. I think the people are understanding and they care about each other, plus there is a lot of collaborations. The research that is being conducted here was of more interest to me than other places. And, West Lafayette/Lafayette area has a nice living environment.
I am excited about my Ph.D. journey here at Purdue.