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Two Truths and a Lie

Learn About the Nutrient Sensing Symposium Speakers & Win a MetNet T-Shirt

Date Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2022
By: Dohoon Kim, PhD

We asked the four speakers from our upcoming Nutrient Sensing Symposium to provide two truths and a lie about themselves. Can you identify the false statements?

Kuang Shen, PhD

Assistant Professor in Molecular Medicine (2019)

  • My favorite composer is Beethoven
  • My personal best overhead press is 185 pounds
  • My least favorite experiment is cloning

Jin Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor in Molecular Medicine (2022)

  • I biked to work every day in New York City
  • I swim twice a week
  • I practiced taekwondo

Read Pukkila-Worley, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology

  • I have hiked the Appalachian Trail
  • I am a cellist in the Longwood Symphony Orchestra
  • I have ridden a bicycle across the United States

Jessica Spinelli, PhD

Assistant Professor in Molecular Medicine (2022)

  • I came in last place in a spelling bee for misspelling banana
  • I accidentally spat on Donald Trump during an elementary school field trip
  • I played in a statewide Scrabble championship tournament

Do you know the ‘lies’ for each speaker? Email your guesses to The person with the most correct guesses will win a MetNet t-shirt! The winner & correct answers will be announced at the Symposium on November 10th.

In case you missed our last Metabolog post:

MetNet Symposium on Nutrient Sensing to Feature UMass Chan Researchers