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Adaptyx Biosciences

Chemistry Research Intern

June - September 2023 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I had the privilege of spending my summer as a Chemistry Research Intern at Adaptyx Biosciences. To be truthful, I was a bit skeptical about my ability to thrive in this position as I had minimal wet-lab experience prior to starting this internship and had never worked in a startup environment; however, the Adaptyx team remained optimistic about my capabilities and always provided the necessary support to develop various technical and professional skills needed to succeed in this role. As a recent graduate, Adaptyx offered me a unique opportunity allowed me to apply my academic knowledge in a real-world setting and contribute to groundbreaking research. Aside from developing confidence in utilizing various laboratory instruments, immersing myself in various meetings and shadowing many team members helped me learn first-hand how these successful and busy professionals juggle different priorities and optimize workflows. I found great value in not being restricted to a single task; aside from running experiments on the lab bench, I for example utilized my degree in Physiology and Metabolism for continuous meetings with Co-Founder Vijit Sabnis and an endocrinologist to investigate potential biomarkers in line with the company's product. As the internship came to an end, I am happy to say I am able to continue working for the company for the time being. Not only do I feel like my time and effort was valued at Adaptyx, but I appreciate that I am able to continue contributing to the company and the science that I have grown so invested in. As an aspiring physician applying to medical school next cycle, everyone especially my supervisor and Co-founder Alex Yoshikawa has supported my career goals from the very beginning. He has connected me with other professionals and has been nothing but accommodating as I transition to the next step in my career. Adaptyx to me has offered way more than just a summer internship, and I think anyone would be considered lucky to be working here!

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Computational Bio

June - August 2023 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

As a Computational Biology intern this summer at Adaptyx, I gained several valuable skills at the intersection of R&D and computational methods. My main tasks involved further development of a codebase and organizing image-based backups of all servers in the company, under the mentorship of Alex Yoshikawa, the co-founder of Adaptyx. What truly excited me about the role was the opportunity to apply my bioinformatics/computational skills to real-world healthcare problems and additionally work with/learn from different sub-teams such as the chemistry and hardware teams. It was a valuable experience to work in an up-and-coming startup environment, as my tasks were very flexible and had several learning opportunities beyond my typical scope of practice. Additionally, I enjoyed the close-knit atmosphere and the constant problem-solving/development of new ideas. Being part of Adaptyx allowed me to collaborate with experts in several fields, fostering a rich learning environment and a truly rewarding experience!

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