- Pays d'origine : Monde
- Laboratoire : Laboratoire de Cold Spring Harbor
- Quand : Août 2010
“Multicultural” is certainly one of the best terms to characterize Saya Hayashi Ebbesen. Born (with her twin sister) on American soil, of a Japanese mother and a Norwegian father, she has lived her first years in Japan, grew up in France and went back to the United States to complete her academic studies.
In this multifaceted cultural, racial and linguistic heritage, instrumental in her development and the building of her personality, she has become an extraordinary polyglot.
For this picture, she could have been content to be, as always, simply beautiful, intelligent, attentive and smiling. She chose to seize this opportunity to evoke her personal history with her three passports. She wanted to express the feeling of “belonging and identity crisis” which has had a great impact on her childhood, and that she still feels today.
What Saya Hayashi Ebbesen says about her own work:
“I obtained my PhD from a molecular biology institute in Long Island, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. My thesis research focused on the study of breast cancer biology and genetics. For my postdoctoral work at Weill Cornell Medical College, I am investigating the role of the tumor microenvironment in cancer metastasis.”