Melissa Bennion knew she wanted to cure cancer -- she just wasn't sure how. Having always loved science, especially biology, Bennion wondered if she should become a doctor or a researcher. When she stepped into her college genetics professor's lab, Bennion knew the path she wanted to take. That path led her to the Broad Institute, where she now works as a biologist in the Chemical Biology Platform. She enjoys the Broad's rich, academic environment and the opportunity to attend talks by colleagues from across the institute.