Sarah Smith-Benjamin | Masa Israel

Sarah Smith-Benjamin
participant year: 
Fall 2011
I wanted to come back to Israel with Real Life Israel so I could enrich and develop my Jewish identity as well as my personal identity before I started the long process of medical school. I wanted to re-immerse myself in different cultures and surround myself with people who have different views and beliefs.
My internship here is amazing. I am working in the immunology research department of Hadassah Hospital, dealing with inflammatory responses. We are working to discover the biological mechanisms behind diseases like Crohn's and Graft versus Host disease in people who receive transplants.