Science saved his life at 21, and now this Trojan is on a mission
Tianli Sheldon Ding is studying the healing potential of stem cells, the type of cell that once threatened his life through cancer.
If Tianli Ding needed any confirmation that he was on the right path in life, he got in the form of a diagnosis: leukemia.
When Ding was an undergraduate in college, stem cells in his blood betrayed him and turned cancerous. What happened next only made him more determined to study stem cells and use the science behind them to heal.
Watch below as Ding who goes by the first name Sheldon shares his journey as a Keck School of Medicine of USC master’s student in the USC Stem Cell program.
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Whats up next for the recent graduate? Hell devote his career to fighting Alzheimers and other brain diseases.
Ding was able to attend USC thanks to a donor-funded scholarship. Visit our scholarships site to see more stories of scholarship-supported students who are making a difference.