The Single-cell Transcriptomics + Lung Cell Characterization VTP was a great way to get an exposure to this analysis. scRNA-seq analysis is an involved, multistep process, but MILRD’s program provided a ton of support and I came away from the project with a strong initial foundation. I also enjoyed interacting with the other participants in my cohort, which included two PhD students and an undergrad. Participants in this VTP don’t become experts in scRNA-seq analysis—that would be an unrealistic goal—but they do learn the rationale, inputs and outputs of each computational step, and experiment-specific considerations that go into designing, executing and analyzing single-cell transcriptomics projects. I left feeling like I have a strong foundation in scRNA-seq that I can build off of. I had a great experience with MILRD’s VTP program.