On a recent trip to West China, PhD student Teilo Schaller visited the West China Hospital, Sichuan University. The department of neurosurgery invited him to give a research update for their clinicians, researchers, and students in a session hosted by Prof. Liu Yanhui . Young residents in the neurosurgery department treated him with famous spicy hot pot afterwards. The West China Hospital is a very high volume neurosurgery center, ranking top 3 in China and they are actively recruiting to strengthen their research. Teilo just finished his second year in the pathology PhD program and is working with neurosurgeon John Sampson at Duke. Teilo is a world traveler who loves adventure and meeting new people.