Favourite Thing: Planning a new experiments: I like the excitement and the expectations of approaching something new
Univerity of Perugia (IT)
BVetMed, MSc in Veterinary Public Health
University of Pretoria (RSA), MRC
PhD Student at the MRC-Harwell (Mammalian Genetics Unit)
Medical Research Council
Me and my work
Studying old mice to explore the ageing process
My Typical Day
In the lab carrying out experiments, in the office analysing data, in the animal house looking at the mice. Some days in a different order!!
What I'd do with the money
Run a forensic ‘Cluedo’ activity with students interested in STEM subjects; to use molecular biology techniques to unravel a mystery *cue dramatic music*
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Curious, friendly, stubborn
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Hard to decide… maybe The Cure
What's your favourite food?
Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!
What is the most fun thing you've done?
I spent a month playing a horror video game with other 10 friends: we completed it 100%, woohoo team work!!!
What did you want to be after you left school?
I wanted to make documentaries for the National Geographic
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Nah, I was a good kid.
What was your favourite subject at school?
Biology, Art, Maths
What's the best thing you've done as a scientist?
Starting my PhD… but the best is yet to come
What or who inspired you to become a scientist?
I was working in a animal hospital during my last year of university when I realised I didn’t want to stop at curing diseases, I wanted to know how they worked!
If you weren't a scientist, what would you be?
Vet surgeon probably….
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1. Be always happy 2. Be always healthy 3. Have enough money to work on what I like
Tell us a joke.
What do you get from a pampered cow? Spoiled milk *goes to hide*