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
Favourite thing to do in my job: Planning a new experiments: I like the excitement and the expectations of approaching something new
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 prize 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
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
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!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Nah, I was a good kid.
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Vet surgeon probably….
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!!!
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*