Mar 28, 2024

Humans of LMP undergrad special! Mika Sun

Programs: Undergraduate, Agile education, Inclusive community
Mika Sun

Each month we speak to a member of the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology community and find out more about them as part of an initiative from our Wellness, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Committee (WIDE).

This month we feature several of our undergraduate students in the Specialist Program in Pathobiology as we celebrate the graduating class of 2024. You can see a video (Youtube) and photos (Flickr) of our graduation celebration.

Meet Mika Sun!

What are you studying at LMP and why are you interested in studying it?   

At LMP, we study the molecular mechanisms of diseases and learn about the current research going on in the field.

I was interested in studying it because I really liked molecular biology and was curious to learn about how diseases occur. Since entering the program, I became really interested in regenerative medicine and cancer mechanisms which are topics that are taught in the LMP courses!

What is the most interesting thing you’ve done, seen or got involved with while at LMP?  

The most interesting thing I’ve done with LMP was planning the LMPSU conference, “Why Brain Matter Matters: Navigating Neurodegeneration” which was a huge success! 

What was the best career advice you ever received?   

Take the time to think about what I want to do in the future. There is no rush!

Who is an influential person in your life and why?  

I would say my mom and dad! They have supported me throughout all my years, from speed skating competitions to academics.

What would it surprise people to know about you?  

I can solve a Rubik’s cube in 12 seconds!

What activities do you enjoy doing outside of your studies?  

I really like to ice skate and ski/snowboard.

What is your favourite album, film, and novel?  

Album: Fearless by Taylor Swift

Film: Interstellar

Novel: Goblet of Fire

Who would be your dream dinner guests? 

Taylor Swift, Victor An, and Hans Clevers.

Where/what is your favourite place?  

Anywhere with snow!

If you were stuck on a deserted island but had all your basic needs taken care of (i.e. food and water), what two items would you bring with you and why? 

I would bring a Rubik's cube since I would have a lot of free time to practice and get fast! I would also bring a good book (I would ask my sister for recommendations) because I would like to read more!

Visit the Humans of LMP page to read more stories and nominate yourself or others to be featured.