Stem Cell Researcher
İnci Kadribegiç is an undergraduate student at Trakya University, in the Faculty of Medicine. She was born in 1991 in Kosovo. During her freshman year in medical school, she applied to 193 labs to take part in ongoing research projects based on stem cells, and she was rejected. However each time, she did not give up. After her 194th application, she started to her stem cell research in Koç University Faculty of Medicine. After this experience, she got accepted into MIT David Koch Cancer Institute. Following year, she applied to the 2016 summer internship program of CIRA – Kyoto University, which was founded by 2012 Physiology Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka, and got into top 16 out of the thousands of applicants globally. She became the first Turkish medical student to have a chance to research under the supervision of Prof. Yamanaka, with a full scholarship covering all of your travel and subsistence costs. She took part in many important national and international conferences and congresses as a speaker and moderator, and received numerous awards for her scientific achievements and commitment.
This summer, she will be representing her school and country at the National Institute of Health – National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Stem Cell Department, starting from May 2017.