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Mun Ching Lee

Mun Ching Lee, who is currently completing her PhD in Italy, was attracted to Edinburgh by one of our most famous farm animals - she tell us about some of the unique experiences she had at the University.

Name Mun Ching Lee
Degree Course BSc Hons Biological Sciences, Biotechnology
Year of Graduation 2012
Mun Ching Lee

Your time at the University

I came to Edinburgh because of Dolly, the first cloned sheep. The University is a great choice for Biotechnology because it is well known for its state-of-the-art research. I will also never forget the people whom I worked with during my final year project and all my classmates. It was a great pleasure working in the lab and it got me interested in pursuing a career in research. On my graduation day, I spent my last two hours in the lab, finding it hard to leave my colleagues.

One eventful summer, I worked as an extra for a Bollywood film and a Hollywood film. I couldn’t believe it when I saw myself in Decoy Bride. I also had a great time guiding UCAS students and their parents around the University during their visits, while another memorable working experience included being a part-time caller for the Development and Alumni Engagement office, where we fundraise for the University. Being a student caller, I learnt so much about the university from alumni, and had a great time helping alumni reconnect with the university.

Living below the castle, having unforgettable picnics in The Meadows or simply having hot chocolate in The Elephant’s House - those are some of the many things I miss about being in Edinburgh. And the University gym - it’s the best gym in the world!


Being a student caller, I learnt so much about the University from alumni, and had a great time helping alumni reconnect with the University.

Mun Ching Lee

Tell us about your Experiences since leaving the University

I am currently doing a PhD in Neurobiology in Italy.

When I was studying in Edinburgh, I was really passionate about phage therapy. I was assigned an oral presentation on that topic and it sparked my interest in the field. Thankfully, my Director of Studies was really supportive about my ideas of going for internship in companies working with bacteriophages.

In the end, I was awarded a ‘Student Into Work’ grant from the Society of Applied Microbiology to perform a 10-week internship at the University of Cambridge

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Value the connections you established in the university as you will never know when they will come in handy.

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