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1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I am an evolutionary biologist currently completing a PhD; I work in experimental evolutionary ecology, using fruit flies. That means I design experiments to see how evolution might drive changes we see in flies. Right now, I am giving flies different combinations of diets and monitoring their fitness and the fitness of their offspring. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Sofia. I head a small research team at the MDC in Berlin that use computational methods and high-throughput sequencing to understand health and disease, especially how interactions between human host and gut microbiota interact to affect this. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi, I'm Dr Zoë Ayres - I am a research scientist in the water industry. I lead a small research team in the UK, where we work on new technologies to keep our water clean and safe.I also advocate for improving inclusion and diversity in research, specifically improving mental health awareness. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hi, I’m Dezerae. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, where I work on understanding proteostasis – the fundamental machinery that keeps our cells healthy. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? When I was young, I wanted to be a...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? I’m Sofía Macchiavelli Girón, a Puerto Ricanscientist. I’m currently PhD Candidate in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I study a disease of potato called silver scurf. My research involves finding innovative ways to manage and study this disease in order to reduce its negative impacts on the local and national...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you, what do you do? My name is dr. Josien de Bie and I’m a neurobiologist, thesis coach and science communicator. I’ve worked on the science of bullying, brain-heart communication and the effects of hormones on the brain.Besides science I also love writing and playing music, gaming, scuba diving and cooking. (not at the same time). Oh and napping. 2. How did you arrive at this...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Amber Johnston and I’m a Masters student at Michigan State University studying the potential effect emerging and endemic fish pathogens have on Great Lakes lake sturgeon populations. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? I grew up in Michigan, and with that I inherently developed...
Name: Suria Subiah Role/Occupation: DPhil Engineering Science (Aerospace Engineering), Oxford University Country: South Africa, currently in the UK Suria Subiah’s father is a carpenter and her earliest childhood memories were of spending time with him in his workshop, which probably initiatedher interest in technical fields. Her childhoodinterest in mathematics and science, foreshadowed her career in engineering. As...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Kolisa Sinyanya, a PhD candidate in the Oceanography Department at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa. My PhD research focuses on critically examining biogeochemical cycling in the ocean, particularly in regions like the Indian and Southern Oceans which are currently under-sampled. With the use of nitrogen (N) isotopes, I study how and which nutrients are...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is Denisse Vega Ocasio, I am a Global Health and Infectious Disease researcher originally from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I completed my undergraduate training in Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Following that, I completed my Master’s Degree in Public Health and Health Policy in Philadelphia from the...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? Hello! My name is Emma Fattori and I’m a front-end developer that works at Q4 Inc - a tech company focused on Investor Relations products. Our office is based in Toronto, but I work out of the Hamilton office. 2. How did you arrive at this career (or point in your life/work)? Was it always something you knew you wanted to do? It took awhile for me to get to this point,...
1. Introduce yourself, who are you what do you do? My name is CharleneRivera-Bonet and I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. I completed my bachelor’s in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey and am currently a graduate student in Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I work in a laboratory that uses Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as a tool to study the brain. Basically, it...