My name is Pu-Lin Teng, and I am from Taiwan. In my free time, I enjoy watching baseball and basketball. I finished my bachelor’s degree in Life Science from National Taiwan University. Following my graduation, I worked as a Research Assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Ching-Hwa Tsai, where I focused on studying the interaction between Enterovirus71 infection and innate immune response. It was during this experience that I discovered my passion for virology and immunology research.
After two years in the lab, I decided to further pursue my research interests by applying for a Ph.D. program in the United States. During my preparations for the application process, I joined Dr. Wu’s Lab as a Senior Research Associate (SRA) to gain more experience and enhance my resume. In Dr. Wu’s lab, my research is centered around investigating how the Type I interferon response influences the immunogenicity of mRNA vaccines.
I am grateful for the opportunity to join the Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology as a Ph.D. student, and I am excited to continue pursuing my passion in virology and immunology.